Adding to the region’s leadership in logistics and distribution, Amazon.com, Inc. today announced plans to expand its presence with a new fulfillment center in Jacksonville. The site, which is anticipated to launch in fall of 2021, will create more than 500 new full-time jobs.
The more than one million-square-foot fulfillment center to be constructed at Imeson Park, will pick, pack and ship small items, including apparel, accessories and footwear.
“The expansion of Amazon’s footprint in Jacksonville illustrates an increased confidence in our economy and reputation as a center for logistics in the southeastern United States,” said City of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry.
In addition to the full-time associate position, Amazon will hire for roles in human resources, operations management, safety, security, finance and information technology.
“With this announcement for its sixth facility in the region, Amazon continues to be a major driver of jobs and investment,” said Aundra Wallace, president of JAXUSA Partnership. “Jacksonville’s prime location and infrastructure has made us a natural choice for distribution and e-commerce business and Amazon’s sustained success here demonstrates our regional strength.”