Amazon opens a ‘last-mile delivery station’ in Daytona that creates 100+ jobs and allows the e-commerce giant to offer same-day delivery locally.
DAYTONA BEACH — The highly anticipated Amazon last-mile delivery station here officially opened for business on Wednesday.
A sign next to the entrance to the office of the e-commerce giant’s new distribution facility on Mason Avenue, just east of Interstate 95, greeted new employees with the printed message: “Welcome Amazonians. It’s still day one! Are you ready to make a difference?”
Harland Harrington, operations manager for the 66,000-square-foot facility, declined to answer questions but said, “Yes,” when asked to confirm whether the facility was opening on Wednesday.
Dozens of delivery vans, including several dark blue ones bearing the Seattle-based e-commerce giant’s Amazon Prime logo, could be seen in the complex’s parking lot as well as under the covered loading dock.
Shone Jemmott, a Seattle-based spokeswoman for Amazon, said in an interview earlier this year that the Daytona Beach last-mile delivery station would create “hundreds of job opportunities.”
“Amazon’s new Delivery Station in Daytona Beach is officially open for business,” Jemmott wrote in an email Wednesday night.
Robin King, CEO of CareerSource Flagler Volusia, confirmed that the regional workforce development agency recently began working with two staffing firms to fill more than 100 positions at Amazon’s new Daytona Beach facility.