Amazon is planning to open a new fulfillment centre at Jacksonville, Florida, US, highlighting the opening of its second facility in the region.
The new fulfillment centre is expected to create more than 1,000 full-time jobs, in addition to the existing 4,000 full-time jobs in Florida.
Amazon North American operations vice-president Akash Chauhan said: “Florida has been an ideal location to help enable superfast shipping speeds to customers and a source of exceptional talent for Amazon."
Amazon has announced multiple facilities in the state, in addition to four fulfillment centres, two sortation centres and Prime Now hubs in Miami, Tampa and Orlando, over the last three years.
Florida department of economic opportunity executive director Cissy Proctor said: “Amazon’s expansion to the Jacksonville area is a great opportunity for North Florida job seekers to get a job in Florida’s competitive logistics industry.
"We are thankful for Amazon’s commitment to Florida and look forward to its creation of more than 1,000 new jobs in Jacksonville.”
The new Jacksonville fulfillment centre will enable employees to pick, pack and ship large items such as household decor, sporting equipment and gardening tools.
Amazon offers a wide assortment of products and services, including Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa.