Tallahassee, Fla. (WTXL) — “They have done a really great job trying to be a really good partner with Leon County and help address some of the issues we have with poverty. Leon County Commission.
The Amazon Fulfillment Center is bringing great results to the City of Tallahassee. First of all, they plan to hold career fairs in all districts once they start the hiring process. However, their focus is on helping low-income communities with workforce initiatives such as 32304.
Zip code 32304, which includes parts of Frenchtown, Griffin Heights, and Bond, has the highest child poverty rate in Florida, including access to food, education, and healthcare.
“We look forward to the community embracing the opportunities that Amazon brings,” said Maddox.
Amazon offers a wide range of jobs, including warehouse workers, administration, logistics, and operations, to name just a few. Salaries start at $15 an hour and will fill up to 1,500 positions. But how can people in low-income areas get jobs?
“They’re working with Star Metro,” said Maddox.
Amazon and Star Metro are partnering to figure out what it takes to provide mobility for employees. The story of the fulfillment center bus stop has already started.
“Amazon is making significant investments in our community,” said Keith Bowers, director of the Office of Economic Vitality.
The 630,000 feet of space is projected to have an economic impact of nearly $500 million.