E-commerce giant Amazon will build a new delivery station in Pinellas Park.
The announcement on Wednesday is part of Amazon.com Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) larger plans to open a new fulfillment center warehouse in Tallahassee and five additional delivery stations across Florida in 2022.
The 40,000-square-foot Pinellas Park facility, which will be located at 6101 45th St. N, will serve as a terminus for last-mile consumer deliveries.
The new 630,000 square-foot fulfillment center is anticipated to launch in Tallahassee in late 2022. It will create more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with advanced robotics.
Amazon said the new facilities combined will create 2,000 jobs in Florida by the end of 2022.
“Economic development is a number one priority to our city,” Pinellas Park Mayor Sandra Bradbury said in a prepared statement. “Pinellas Park is uniquely situated in the heart of Pinellas County – making its location optimal for new businesses to prosper and flourish. We support and welcome new businesses into our community and are excited about all of the opportunities for new job creation.”
The other fulfillment centers will be in Melbourne, Riveria Beach, Coral Springs and Fort Myers.
Amazon currently operates more than 50 sites in Florida that support customer fulfillment and delivery operations, including more than 10 facilities that launched in 2020.
Catalyst Senior Writer and Editor Bill DeYoung contributed to this report.