When Amazon launches a new delivery station in Groveland, the facility will create hundreds of full-time jobs, making it a win-win for Lake County, according to county commissioners.
“Lake County Agency for Economic Prosperity is excited to welcome Amazon to Lake County,” according to a news release from county officials, pleased Amazon Logistics has signed a lease to open a new delivery station in Groveland that will power Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in the metro area.
“’Real Florida, Real Close’ is excited to welcome and be part of Amazon’s Last Mile Delivery system. With Amazon’s newest facility, located at our Chris Ford Industrial Park, residents will have great employment opportunities as well as fabulous service from a thriving 21st century company,” Timothy Sullivan, Lake County Commissioner, says in the release.
Delivery stations enable Amazon Logistics to supplement capacity and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery capabilities. Additionally, the station will create hundreds of full time and part time jobs, paying a minimum of $15 per hour and offering a variety of benefits packages from day one. Amazon has more than 150 U.S. delivery stations. The Groveland site is expected to open in 2021.
Delivery stations also offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own business delivering Amazon packages, as well as independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex.
“Amazon Logistics has signed a lease in an effort to open a new delivery station in Groveland, Florida in 2020. We are excited to continue to invest in the state of Florida with a new delivery station that will provide efficient delivery for customers and create hundreds of job opportunities for the talented workforce,” adds Owen Torres, Amazon spokesperson, in the release.
Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 30,000 jobs in Florida and invested more than $9.5 billion across the state, including infrastructure (from seven fulfillment and sortation centers to 16 delivery stations to two air hubs) and compensation. These investments have contributed an additional $9 billion to the Florida economy and have helped create 29,000 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s direct hires – from jobs in construction and logistics to professional services. In addition, more than 140,000 independent authors and small and medium businesses in Florida are selling to customers in Amazon’s store, creating thousands of additional jobs across the state.