Amazon has officially opened its new fulfillment center in Deltona, celebrating the first of many milestones with hundreds of new employees. Amazon welcomed their new team members inside of the one million square-foot building for the first time on September 13 to celebrate its Day One of operation. After a morning of learning and safety training, associates received the first item into the new building: outdoor deck scrub brush and squeegee with 45" pole.
The fulfillment center will employ more than 500 full-time associates who will work alongside innovative technologies to pick, pack and ship larger-sized items to customers across the region, including bulk cleaning supplies and paper goods, sports equipment, pet food and supplies, electronics and household goods, to name a few.
“Amazon is proud to provide a safe, innovative work environment in which associates are the heart and soul of our operations,” said Shaun O’Day, site leader of Amazon's Deltona fulfillment center. “We are excited to create more than 500 new full-times jobs, with industry-leading pay and benefits, and look forward to investing in their long-term career growth with the company."
On top of Amazon’s $15 (and up) minimum wage, the company offers full-time employees industry- leading benefits, which include full health, vision and dental from day one, 401(k) with 50 percent company match, up to 20 weeks paid parental leave and access to Amazon’s innovative Career Choice program, which pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields. Since the program’s launch, more than 25,000 employees have pursued degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few. In addition, Amazon has pledged to invest over $700 million to provide upskilling training for 100,000 U.S. employees for in-demand jobs. Programs will help Amazonians from all backgrounds access training to move into highly skilled roles across the company’s corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centers, retail stores, and transportation network, or pursue career paths outside of Amazon.
“It is gratifying that the new Amazon Deltona fulfillment center has commenced operations and is working to fill 500 new, full-time jobs, particularly with the company’s dynamic compensation structure,” said Dr. Charles Duva, Chairman of Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation. “The project underscores the importance of collaboration as Team Volusia Economic Development
Corporation worked in partnership with several community organizations including Duke Energy with its site readiness initiative. It also points to the need for patience in the economic development process: Team Volusia’s first contact with Amazon dates back to 2013 and only recently did the project become a higher priority with Amazon. It also affirms our community’s agility in responding to market conditions once the project took flight and deadlines were assigned.”
An Amazon presence in Florida means more than just the jobs provided within its four walls. In addition to full-benefit, great jobs inside the building, the company has brought thousands of jobs in construction and services.
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 7 fulfillment and sortation centers to 16 delivery stations to 2 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.
Positions are still available at the Deltona fulfillment center. Jobs are available on a rolling basis and fill up quickly. Interested candidates are encouraged to sign up for text alerts by texting MCONOOW to 77088 to receive real-time messages about job openings and visit www.amazondelivers.jobs to apply online. To learn more about working at Amazon, visit aboutamazon.com/working-at-amazon.