Even more growth is on the horizon for Amazon, as it announced a $9 billion investment and a new state-of-the-art fulfillment center.
“This was another highly unusual quarter, and I couldn’t be more proud of and grateful to our employees around the globe,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and CEO. “Even in this unpredictable time, we injected significant money into the economy this quarter, investing over $9 billion in capital projects, including fulfillment, transportation, and AWS.”
This massive investment follows news that Amazon will open a new fulfillment center in Temple Terrace, Florida. The new facility, which is anticipated to launch in 2021, will create 750 new full-time jobs, according to a press release.
“We’re excited to be growing our operations in Florida, and we are excited to open a new fulfillment center in Temple Terrace,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment. “Amazon is committed to providing great jobs with industry-leading pay and benefits, starting on day one, in a safe, innovative work environment. Amazon is grateful for the continued support we’ve received from local and state leaders, and we look forward to creating over seven hundred jobs for the Temple Terrace community.”
Amazon’s new operations facility will span more than 600,000 square feet on the ground floor.
The retailer is also planning a new delivery station in Lutz, Florida, that will power Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in Pasco County.
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