As part of Amazon’s fulfillment hub near Orlando International Airport, the firm will establish its first Print on Demand books facility in the state of Florida, the company said today (MCO). The plant, which is situated off Boggy Creek Road, enables Amazon to produce books locally in order to support customer fulfillment and delivery operations while simplifying production and lowering costs at the same time. Approximately 100 jobs will be created by Amazon, resulting in an even bigger positive effect on the local community than the company’s original decision to locate its highly technological fulfillment facility in Orange County.
“We’re looking forward to expanding our network in Florida in order to better serve our consumers.”
The Amazon Economic Development Manager, Sam Blatt, expressed gratitude for the tremendous support the company has received from local and state authorities as it expands its presence across the Sunshine State.
With Amazon’s growth, the region’s advantages as a business site highlight why Fortune 500 firms are choosing to expand in Orlando due to the strength and value of the region’s assets.
The new, high-tech facility will provide writers and publishers with a service that allows them to print books on demand when Amazon consumers place an order with the company. Print on Demand provides clients with a greater variety of options without requiring publishers to incur the upfront costs of printing inventories.
“We are thrilled to be able to assist the company’s growth, which will result in new employment and capital investment in Orange County.”
Additionally, in addition to the company’s minimum $15 per hour wage, the company provides full-time employees with a variety of benefits such as comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance, as well as an employer-sponsored 401(k) with a 50 percent match beginning on the first day of employment. As part of its commitment to new parents, Amazon provides up to 20 weeks of paid parental and maternity leave as well as unique perks like as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which allow new parents the flexibility they need to support their expanding families.
‘Amazon expanding its capabilities from distribution to include manufacturing in its Orlando fulfilment center adds more rungs to the career ladder of opportunities in our region,’ said Tim Giuliani, president and CEO of the Orlando Economic Partnership. “Through the company’s tuition reimbursement and workforce development programs, Amazon is adding more rungs to our region’s career ladder of opportunities.”
“We applaud Amazon’s continuous expansion in our area, as well as its dedication to creating broad-based prosperity,” the statement said.
Tim Giuliani is the president and CEO of the Orlando Economic Partnership.
As part of its ongoing collaboration with Amazon to facilitate the company’s continued growth in the region, the Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) continues to provide the company with information that will help the company make the business case for expanding in Orlando rather than other locations around the world. Construction of the facility was made possible by the Partnership’s tight collaboration with Orange County in order to expedite the company’s regulatory and license procedure, allowing for a quick turnaround time.