Amazon to open fulfillment centre in Miami


Online retailer Amazon plans to open a new fulfillment centre in Miami, Florida, US.

The more than 800,000ft² fulfillment centre will create over 1,000 full-time jobs.

Amazon’s North America operations vice-president Akash Chauhan said: “Florida has been a bright spot for Amazon operations with its dedicated and talented workforce who have found great, full-time opportunities with us.

“This new fulfillment centre will join a sortation centre and Prime Now hub in the area, and we look forward to deepening our ties in the Miami-Dade community.”

This fulfillment centre will open at the end of 2018, at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport.

Since 2013, Amazon has created more than 4,000 full-time jobs in Florida.

The company recently announced two new fulfillment centres in Jacksonville and this new facility will increase its regional presence to ten locations, which includes fulfillment and sortation centres, as well as Prime Now hubs.

“This new fulfillment centre will join a sortation centre and Prime Now hub in the area, and we look forward to deepening our ties in the Miami-Dade community.”

Florida governor Rick Scott said: “This announcement is further evidence of the important role of Enterprise Florida and local economic development agencies, and I look forward to seeing Amazon’s ongoing success throughout our state.”

Fulfillment centre employees will pick, pack and ship small items such as books, electronics and toys.

The facility will be equipped with technologies such as Amazon Robotics that will help employees in catering to customer orders.