Amazon to open warehouse near Orlando International Airport

A United Parcel Service driver delivers packages from in Palo Alto, Calif. (Associated Press, file)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Amazon says it will build a fulfillment center near Orlando International Airport.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the online retail giant announced Monday that the facility will open next year and have 1,500 full-time employees.

The building will be 850,000 square feet. Employees will pack and ship small items like books, electronics and consumer goods.