Amazon announced its plan to open a new fulfillment center in Deltona, Florida which
can offer more than 500 full-time jobs that pay $15 an hour, and comprehensive
benefits starting on day one. Employees at the more than one million-square-foot
fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship large customer items, such as sports
equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles, and larger household
"We’re excited to continue our investment in Florida and further expand our presence in
the state with this new fulfillment center in Deltona," Amazon Global Customer
Fulfillment Vice President Alicia Boler Davis said in a statement.
"I applaud Amazon for this newest fulfillment center and their continued investment in
Florida," Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a statement. "Amazon is proving that by investing in modern supply chains, consumers are well-served, environmental impacts are minimized, and infrastructure is best utilized. I look forward to the positive impacts this center will have on Volusia County."
DeSantis also cheered the move in a Thursday tweet, saying Florida "continues to be
the best state in the nation to start or grow a business."
All associates at the Deltona center will go through hours of safety training and have
access to continuing education opportunities through Amazon’s up skilling programs
such as Career Choice.
Amazon’s fulfillment network supports millions of businesses of all sizes worldwide
through its Fulfillment By Amazon offering, and many of those local organizations are
based in Florida.