Greater Gainesville is now home to Amazon’s growing logistics footprint with the launch of its latest delivery station in Florida. The 10,000 SF facility, located near the Gainesville Regional Airport, is expected to bring approximately 100 new full-time and part-time jobs, including seasonal roles, to the area as operations ramp up.
“We are excited to continue our investment in Florida with our newest delivery station in Gainesville to speed up delivery times for customers and provide great job opportunities for the talented workforce,” said Kerry Person, vice president of Amazon Logistics.
The delivery station in Gainesville will power the last mile of the Amazon customer order process and helps speed up deliveries for customers. Packages are shipped to the delivery station from neighboring Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers and loaded into vehicles to get delivered to customers. The facility will create hundreds of job opportunities from full-time and part-time roles with comprehensive benefits starting on Day 1 to independent contractors who can be their own boss, create their own schedule and make up to $25 per hour delivering packages on behalf of Amazon. Amazon will also empower small package delivery businesses to hire full-time drivers to deliver packages on behalf of Amazon.
“Greater Gainesville and Alachua County are centrally located mid-way between Atlanta and Miami for distribution/logistics centers and similar types of operations,” said Eric Godet, Sr., Chamber Interim President & CEO.
Staci Bertrand, Interim Senior Director of Economic Development, added: “Furthermore, advanced logistics is one of five targeted industries sectors of the region’s five-year economic development strategy known as Transforming Greater Gainesville.”
“Amazon is a great addition to the North Central Florida’s growing distribution centers including Sysco, Walmart, Dollar General, Nordstrom, and many others,” said Kevin Monroe, Chair of the Greater Gainesville Chamber’s Board of Directors.
“Our doors are open to businesses interested in great regional talent and an amazing place to work, live and play,” added Bryan Harrington, Greater Gainesville Chamber Economic Development Committee Chair.