Amazon has started the hiring process for its fulfillment center slated to open in the Carrie Meek International Business Park.

Carrie P. Meek International Business Park’s first tenant, scheduled to open “in the coming weeks,” is looking for more than 1,000 workers for its robotics fulfillment center.

Amazon is hiring for both full- and part-time workers to operate in its 885,000-square-foot fulfillment center, situated at the Carrie Meek International Business Park at the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport.

The business park is the result of months of negotiations by the Carrie P. Meek Foundation, Miami-Dade County and a Boca Raton investor. The foundation, which bears the name of Miami’s beloved former congresswoman and longtime community servant, worked behind the scenes along with other partners to lure Amazon to the site. 

“Jobs here involve preparing customer orders,” company spokeswoman Courtney Johnson told The Sun Sentinel. “Amazon robots travel to various locations in a warehouse to pick up products identified via bar code and deliver them to employees at work stations. The employees then package and ship the items to customers.”

The pay range is $11 to $13 an hour. Some management positions also may be available, Johnson told The Sun Sentinel. However, according to the company’s website positions start at $10 an hour.

All Amazon jobs offer health insurance, up to 20 weeks of parental leave, 401k retirement savings plan, company stock awards, and up to 95 percent of prepaid tuition for courses in in-demand fields.

Job candidates must be 18 years old or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent to be considered, according to company’s website.

Applications are being accepted online for an upcoming hiring event. Candidates are asked to indicate a shift preference and select an appointment time.

More information is available at Job opportunities can also be found by texting MIANOW to 77088, but message and rate fees may apply.

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