Ama­zon opens Sun­rise cen­ter

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Money - By Mar­cia Her­oux Pounds [email protected]­sen­tinel.com, 561-243-6650 or Twit­ter @mar­cia­biz

So South Flor­ida didn’t get Ama­zon HQ2, but Broward County got a lit­tle some­thing from the e-com­merce gi­ant.

Ama­zon has opened a de­liv­ery cen­ter in Sun­rise, which will al­low for “speed­ier” de­liv­er­ies in the re­gion, ac­cord­ing to Ama­zon spokes­woman Amanda Ip.

“A de­liv­ery sta­tion was opened in Sun­rise to power the last mile of the com­pany’s process,” she said. “Pack­ages are shipped from a ful­fill­ment cen­ter and get de­liv­ered to cus­tomers.”

She said the Sun­rise cen­ter is fully staffed, but any­one in­ter­ested in ap­ply­ing for a job can go to Ama­zon.jobs.

Ama­zon has 75 such de­liv­ery cen­ters across the United States, Ip said. The com­pany opened a Prime Hub ful­fill­ment cen­ter in the Wyn­wood Arts District in Mi­ami-Dade County last year and a ware­house in Opa-locka in Au­gust.

The de­liv­ery cen­ter oc­cu­pies more than 100,000 square feet in a for­mer dis­tri­bu­tion cen­ter used by on­line re­tailer Fa­nat­ics at the Saw­grass In­ter­na­tional Cor­po­rate Park, ac­cord­ing to the city’s eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment direc­tor Lou San­dora.

David Cod­ding­ton, vice pres­i­dent of busi­ness de­vel­op­ment for the Greater Fort Laud­erdale Al­liance, said the cor­po­rate park is “a great lo­ca­tion for Ama­zon’s op­er­a­tions.” He said Ama­zon joins sev­eral Latin Amer­i­can head­quar­ters, re­gional of­fices and other dis­tri­bu­tion cen­ters in the area.

On Nov. 14, Ama­zon an­nounced its de­ci­sion to split its sec­ond head­quar­ters be­tween the New York area and North­ern Vir­ginia. South Flor­ida was one of 20 fi­nal­ists for the pro­ject.

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Ama­zon has opened a de­liv­ery cen­ter in Sun­rise, where pack­ages from ful­fill­ment cen­ters are sorted.

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