March 10, 2014
Amazon Purchases Lot In Ruskin, Adds More Than 1,000 Jobs
UPDATE: Amazon has posted its current job openings here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/jobs/ref=j_sq_btn?jobSearchKeywords=&category=*&location=US%2C+FL%2C+Ruskin&x=23&y=13
County Commissioner Sandra L. Murman Lauds County Economic Development Staff, All Players in Official Announcement of Amazon Closing for South Hillsborough County
Tampa, FL— In an official announcement early this morning, Ryan Companies US, Inc. closed on the sale of the land in Ruskin in South Hillsborough County to USAA late yesterday. USAA and Amazon have signed a long term lease and construction will be starting on site immediately.
The new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Ruskin will create 375 new quality jobs with average annual wages of at least 115% of the State’s average wage. According to County Economic Development staff, the Fulfillment Center is expected to generate more than 1,000 permanent jobs, including the 375 jobs mentioned above, and create hundreds of additional seasonal temporary employment opportunities.
The package also indicates that the improvements and equipment required for this project will result in Amazon making or causing to be made through a third party an investment of approximately $200 million.
“This is bigger than landing the Super Bowl, a National Convention or the Olympics,” said Commissioner Sandy Murman, who represents Ruskin. “Because this is bringing more than 1,000 permanent jobs to South Hillsborough County, with nearly that many seasonal jobs every year, along with the construction jobs. It’s a mega-storm of growth that’s hitting our county with feeder bands that will create economic growth all over this area,” added Murman.