Amazon jobs add fuel to Ruskin building boom

The expansion of e-commerce giant Inc. in South Hillsborough County is redefining the area.

Amazon is adding 1,000 jobs to its Ruskin distribution center, doubling the size of its workforce.

The area has “historically been a bedroom community, but now it’s starting to come into its own,” said Bruce Erhardt, executive director with Cushman & Wakefield of Florida Inc. in Tampa.

That’s driven by both the jobs from Amazon and St. Joseph’s Hospital South, which opened in early… …read more