Amazon is expected to create hundreds of full-time jobs in northern Palm Beach County when it opens a new one-million square-foot fulfillment center west of Jupiter.
The announcement came Thursday from the company and the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County that the facility is slated to open in the fall of next year at the Palm Beach Park of Commerce, off the Bee Line Highway, near Indiantown Road.
Here's what Kelly Smallridge, President and CEO of the Business Development Board, had to say:
“The addition of a third Amazon facility in our county is another boost to our logistics and distribution industry. Palm Beach County has earned a reputation as a top business destination with an extremely competitive talent pool. The County's Planning, Zoning and Building Department's expedited permitting program also played a critical role in bringing this project to fruition. We look forward to a long, successful relationship with Amazon that benefits our community, their clients, and employees alike.”
Last fall, the online retail giant opened a fulfillment center near the corner of Jog and Belvedere roads in West Palm Beach and last month Amazon announced it would open a new delivery station in Boca Raton.
In a statement, Amazon said it currently operates seven fulfillment and sortation centers in Miami, Jacksonville, Davenport, Orlando, Ruskin, and Lakeland.
The company says it has created more than 30,000 jobs in Florida since 2010.
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