If the jobs coming to Florida are typical Amazon jobs, Rick Scott’s excitement over them is on Amazon’s behalf alone (as the final sentence of his press release hints), not his constituents’ … his constituents can expect this, and this. And more.
Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos oppresses for success – so Scott wanting his business to succeed is quite suspect in and of itself. But I wouldn’t be surprised if Bezos accepted ridiculous incentives to open additional operations here, incentives that make Floridians pay – dearly – for the privilege of being underpaid and overworked.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Amazon.com, Inc.’s expansion of 2,000 new jobs in Florida at their fulfillment centers in Lakeland and Ruskin. Amazon’s fulfillment centers currently employ more than 2,000 Floridians.
Governor Rick Scott said, “I am excited to announce that Amazon is expanding in Florida and adding more than 2,000 new jobs, which will more than double their current Florida workforce in less than a year. We have worked hard to create a pro-business environment that encourages growth and innovation so companies like Amazon can succeed. ”