Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Seattle, Washington, this week announced plans to open a more than 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The site, which is anticipated to launch in 2022, will create more than 500 new, full-time jobs.
“We’re excited to expand our network to better serve our customers in Port St. Lucie,” said Mark Marzano, director of operations at Amazon. “We are grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders as we broaden our footprint throughout the Sunshine State. We look forward to bringing more than 500 good jobs to St. Lucie County and contributing positively to the community.”
Amazon currently employs more than 52,000 full-time associates throughout the state of Florida and has fulfillment and sortation centers in Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville.