Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) plans to build a new fulfillment center in Miami. At the 800,000-square-foot technological workplace, more than 1,000 new jobs will be created and employees will get opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics.
The new fulfillment center, located at the Carrie Meek International Business Park, will be used to for packing and shipping small items to customers such as books, electronics, and toys, Amazon said in a statement.
Amazon Robotics, a subsidiary of the online retailer, manufactures mobile-robotic fulfillment systems. The new facility will feature robotic fulfillment systems that will assist employees in fulfilling customer orders, the e-commerce said.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) first entered Florida in 2013. Since then, the online retailer has created more than 4,000 full-time jobs in the state. The Miami’s center will bring the total of the e-commerce giant’s facilities in the state to 10, including fulfillment and sortation centers and Prime Now hubs. The new fulfillment center will bring the online retailer’s workforce in the Sunshine State to more than 7,500.
“Florida has been a bright spot for Amazon operations with its dedicated and talented workforce who have found great, full-time opportunities with us,” Akash Chauhan, vice president of North America Operations at Amazon, said in a statement. “This new fulfillment center will join a sortation center and Prime Now hub in the area and we look forward to deepening our ties in the Miami-Dade community.”
Amazon is betting big on shipping and fulfillment centers.
Recently, Amazon announced the construction of its first fulfillment center in Fresno, California. The 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center, the company’s fifth fulfillment center in California’s Central Valley, will process smaller-sized items.
The online retailer also announced plans to build a new fulfillment center in Jefferson, Georgia. The new 850,000 square-foot fulfillment center will be used to pick, pack and ship large items like household furniture, sporting equipment, and gardening tools.
Shares of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) were closed down 3.16% on Friday. The stock is up more than 30% so far this year.