ORLANDO, Florida. – Amazon is bringing more job opportunities to Orlando with the opening of the first print-on-demand book facility in the state of Florida, company officials said Thursday.
According to a press release, the facility, which will manufacture books sold by Amazon locally, is set to open at the company’s distribution center off Boggy Creek Road near Orlando International Airport.
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“We are excited to expand our network to better serve our customers in Florida,” Amazon Economics Developer Sam Blatt said in a statement. “We are grateful for the strong support we have received from local and state leaders as we expand our footprint throughout the Sunshine State.”
The company said the move would generate more than 100 jobs in Orange County. Amazon said it offers a $15 minimum wage, plus benefits such as medical, vision and dental insurance, for full-time employees.
“Congratulations to Amazon on expanding its fulfillment center operations to include new manufacturing capabilities,” Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said in a statement. “We are excited to support the company’s expansion, bringing new jobs and capital investment to Orange County.”
A press release shows that a print-on-demand facility can help authors and publishers create books on-demand when Amazon customers order online and offer customers a greater selection of literature. Company officials said the facility would eliminate the cost of printing inventory for publishers.
“Amazon is expanding its distribution capabilities to include manufacturing in its Orlando fulfillment center adding more rungs to the ladder of career opportunities in our region through tuition reimbursement and workforce development programs company,” Orlando Economic Partnership President and CEO Tim Giuliani said in a statement. . “We welcome Amazon’s continued growth in our region and its commitment to advancing prosperity at scale.”
The Orlando Economic Partnership is working and will continue to work closely with the company to facilitate its construction.
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