One center in Ruskin will handle relatively small packages. The other in Lakeland will handle larger items. A large part of the jobs at both centers will involve shipping and packing materials.
Amazon spokeswoman Nina Lindsey tells The Tampa Tribune most of the employees will be hired a few months before the centers open. Construction is expected to be completed around the end of the year.
The Seattle-based company started collected Florida's 6 percent sales tax on May 1. Last year, Gov. Rick Scott and Amazon announced a deal to create 3,000 new jobs in Florida by 2016. The details of that deal were not released.