TAMPA, Fla. - Internet giant Amazon.com has begun the process for hiring more than 1,000 people for its two new distribution centers in Florida.
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.