Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to Open New Fulfillment Center in Orlando

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Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced that it will build a new fulfillment center in Orlando, Fla.

Located at Lake Nona, the 850,000 square-foot fulfillment center will be used to pick, pack and ship small items to customers like books, electronics or consumer goods.

The new facility, set to open in 2018, is expected to create 1,500 new full-time jobs. Amazon said that the facility will also use high-tech machine developed by Amazon Robotics at the new fulfillment center.

Amazon has created more than 4,000 full-time jobs in Florida since building its first fulfillment center in the state in 2013. The new fulfillment center will bring the company’s workforce in the Sunshine State to more than 9,000.

“Amazon is already a major job creator in Florida, and we’re proud that they are continuing to invest in our state and create new opportunities for our families,” Governor Rick Scott said in a statement. “Today’s announcement is a reminder of the important role of Enterprise Florida and local economic development agencies who have worked to market our state so we can outcompete other locations for these major jobs wins.”

Previously, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced plans to build its first Utah fulfillment center in Salt Lake City. The new facility will create 1,500 full-time jobs.

Fulfillment by Amazon

Fulfillment by Amazon provides storage, packaging, and shipping service to sellers on Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

FBA lets sellers store products at Amazon’s fulfillment centers and the e-commerce giant’s employees pick, pack, ship, and provide customer service for those products. The online retailing giant has built a large fulfillment network in the world.

Meanwhile, shares of were closed down 0.23% on Tuesday. The stock is up more than 32% year-to-date. During the last 12 months, the e-commerce giant’s share price has surged over 33%.

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