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Amazon will no longer test most job applicants for marijuana use in the latest sign of America's changing relationship with pot. Amazon, the second-largest private employer in the U.S., also says it now backs legalizing marijuana nationwide.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record is preparing to install a material handling system and free-standing rack modules in its 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center under construction in Imeson Park at 10501 Cold Storage Road in North Jacksonville.

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City Council member Aaron Bowman said at the close of the Council meeting Jan. 26 that the new Westside center will be a $40 million project that creates 200 jobs.

Jacksonville Daily Record’s 10th area facility is in review at AllianceFlorida at Cecil Commerce Center at a construction cost of $40.4 million.

Picture of future Amazon facility at 250 Busch Drive E.
Jacksonville Daily Record Inc. continues its Jacksonville expansion with a 477,946-square-foot package delivery hub in North Jacksonville that is being built-out for $15 million.

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Now under construction, online retailer Inc.’s new Imeson Park fulfillment center is at least a $106.1 million project.

1 Dead, 1 Wounded In North Jacksonville Shooting At Amazon

Sep 30, 2020
Amazon Fulfillment Center on Pecan Park Rd.

A woman is dead and a man was rushed to a hospital for treatment Tuesday night after a shooting at the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Pecan Park Road, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

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The St. Johns River Water Management District is reviewing a permit application for an last-mile distribution facility in St. Johns County.

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Amazon has announced it is expanding in Jacksonville, adding a sixth facility in the area that will create more than 500 new full-time jobs.

Ross D. Franklin, File / Associated Press file photo’s Softlines category is identified on plans as the tenant for a 1 million-square-foot distribution center at Imeson Park in North Jacksonville.

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Amazon has announced it has signed three new leases across Florida, including one in Jacksonville for the former Kmart building at 4645 Blanding Blvd. on the city’s Westside.


A 20-year-old man who was standing in line to apply for a job at an Amazon warehouse in Jacksonville was shot and killed Monday afternoon, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Former Kmart at 4645 Blanding Blvd.
Jacksonville Daily Record

Internet retailer plans to hire about 200 people at the last-mile fulfillment delivery center it wants to operate at the former Kmart store along Blanding Boulevard.

Amazon Wants To Turn Former Blanding Blvd. Kmart Into Delivery Center

Dec 10, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record, already with four major centers in Jacksonville, plans to develop a fifth at a closed Kmart along Blanding Boulevard in Westside.

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If you’re looking for something new to try when visitors come to town, here’s an idea: An Amazon tour.

Groceries: Amazon Executive Talks About ‘Final Frontier Of E-Commerce’ At JU

Mar 20, 2019

After starting with books and then changing the way people shop for other commonly purchased items, is taking on the product category that consumers have to buy on a regular basis: fresh food.

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Back in 2015 Whole Foods anounced plans to open a store in Jacksonville Beach.

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Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton talked with WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo about the top 3 business stories he’ll be watching in 2019. 

Florida's Minimum Wage Set To Go Up On Jan. 1

Dec 27, 2018
Restaurant kitchen
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New Year's Day is just around the corner, and that means more money for the lowest-paid workers in Florida.

Starting Jan. 1, the state’s minimum wage will go up by 21 cents, from $8.25 an hour to $8.46 an hour, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. 

Our Friday Media Roundtable featured Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton and WJCT’s Brendan Rivers and Kevin Meerschaert. The panel discussed the latest polling in the races for governor and the U.S.

Amazon Raising Its Minimum Wage To $15

Oct 2, 2018
Will Dickey / The Florida Times-Union

Amazon, which employs thousands of workers in Jacksonville, will pay all of its U.S. employees a minimum of $15 an hour, more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25.

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E-commerce is changing how businesses sell and consumers buy.

Business Brief: Company Shopping For Mega Warehouse In Jacksonville

Jul 6, 2018
Cecil Commerce Center highway exit sign
Michael Rivera

A yet-to-be-identified company is shopping for a massive warehouse in Jacksonville.

As Jacksonville Daily Record Editor Karen Mathis told WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo, that could mean 1,000 new jobs.

That’s this week’s Business Brief.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

A Missouri-based company wants to develop an almost 553,000-square-foot warehouse in North Jacksonville.

Internet Tax Ruling Could Be Major For Florida

Jun 22, 2018
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The  U.S. Supreme Court decision expanding the ability of states to pull in tax dollars from online purchases could have a significant impact in Florida.


Amazon is continuing to up its game in Jacksonville since opening fulfillment centers here . The latest volley: same-day delivery.


Jacksonville is one of 37 cities across the county where Amazon will deliver packages to locked cars that are unattended via remote unlocking.

A Look Inside Amazon's New Jacksonville Fulfillment Center

Apr 6, 2018
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The fast-paced operation on Jacksonville’s Northside uses 12 miles of conveyors and hundreds of robotic driving units while employing about 2,000 workers.

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As we know, Jacksonville will not be home to Amazon’s headquarters, after city leaders found out last month their pitch to the company did not land a spot on its top-20 list of contenders.

The Jaxson co-founder Ennis Davis tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo that Jacksonville could learn something from the unexpected cities that did make the list.

Friday on First Coast Connect our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union reporter Dan Scanlan, WJCT business analyst John Burr and Beaches Leader columnist Jon McGowan.