DELTONA, Florida – Amazon announced on Thursday plans to open a fulfillment center in Deltona, Florida that will create more than 500 full-time jobs paying $15 an hour and up.
On top of Amazon’s $15 minimum wage, the company offers full-time employees comprehensive benefits including full medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as a 401(k) with 50 percent match, starting on day one.
The company also offers up to 20 weeks of maternal and parental paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new parents flexibility with their growing families.
“I applaud Amazon for this newest fulfillment center and their continued investment in Florida,” said Governor Ron DeSantis.
“Amazon is proving that by investing in modern supply chains, consumers are well-served, environmental impacts are minimized, and infrastructure is best utilized. I look forward to the positive impacts this center will have on Volusia County.”
All associates at the Deltona center will go through hours of safety training and have access to continuing education opportunities through Amazon’s upskilling programs such as Career Choice.
In this program, the company will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.
Since the program’s launch, more than 25,000 employees have pursued degrees in disciplines such as game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.
“We’re excited to continue our investment in Florida and further expand our presence in the state with this new fulfillment center in Deltona,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment.
“Since 2013, Amazon has invested more than $5 billion in Florida through local fulfillment centers and cloud infrastructure, research facilities, and compensation to thousands of employees in the state.”
There are more than 139,000 authors, small and medium-sized businesses, and developers in Florida who offer products and services on Amazon.