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NEED A RIDE? We found transportation routes for Amazon employees in Leon County

More than 1,300 new employment opportunities on the horizon
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Posted at 6:51 PM, Aug 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-22 19:14:11-04
  • Excitement continues to build as the new Amazon fulfillment center prepares for their opening in mid-September.
  • With over 1,300 new employment opportunities on the horizon, it's expected that the area will experience an uptick in traffic soon.
  • Commissioner David O’Keefe, in collaboration with the city of Tallahassee officials, has been actively engaged in discussions with Amazon.

    BROADCAST TRANSCRIPT:

Teams are working to strategize the necessary provisions for commuting services aimed at accommodating workers from the 32304 ZIP code area. In a report dating back to January, we highlighted the potential positive impact of establishing a Star Metro bus stop at the fulfillment center—an idea that could greatly facilitate transportation for employees.

This has been a long-standing commitment for Commissioner David O’Keefe, dating back to the initial announcement of Amazon's impending arrival in Tallahassee. O’Keefe is confident that the successful attraction of major job-creating entities, such as Amazon, reflects the community's achievements, yet he envisions an opportunity for a two-fold benefit for the community at large.