Amazon confirms its new fulfillment center in Lakeland, Florida ships its first customer order.
The first item sent to a customer in New York.
400 full-time employees work at the facility.
The median pay inside Amazon fulfillment centers is 30 percent higher than jobs in traditional retail stores. In addition to competitive wages, employees are immediately eligible for comprehensive benefits that include health insurance, 401(k) with 50 percent match, bonuses, company stock awards and a network of support to ensure employees succeed.
Amazon also offers full-time employees innovative programs like Career Choice, where the company will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.