Within four years, Amazon’s presence has grown to 9 state-of-the-art fulfillment centers across the state of California
SEATTLE, 2016-Jun-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that it will launch fulfillment centers in Tracy and Eastvale, creating more than 1,500 new full-time jobs. These new facilities will increase Amazon’s California presence to nine fulfillment centers, nine million square feet of operations and approximately 14,000 full-time hourly associates. Amazon currently fulfills customer orders at its existing seven Golden State Amazon fulfillment centers located in Tracy, Patterson, Moreno Valley, Redlands, Rialto and San Bernardino. The company also operates sortation centers in Newark and San Bernardino.
“We are excited to continue our rapid growth in California in order to serve customers with superfast shipping speeds and vast selection,” said Akash Chauhan, Vice President of Amazon’s North America Operations. “Since we first broke ground in California four years ago, we have found a network of support from community leaders to statewide officials, a dedicated workforce and fantastic customers.”
“Amazon’s continued growth in California is great news for our state,” said Panorea Avdis, director of the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. “With tens of thousands of employees across the state, Amazon is a major driver of both state and local economies. We are thrilled that Amazon has decided to continue to expand its operations in California.”
Both facilities are approximately one million square feet in size and will each employ hundreds of full-time associates. At the Eastvale location, Amazonassociates will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys. While at the Tracy facility, the second in the city, associates will pick, pack and ship larger customer items, such as big-screen televisions, sports equipment and patio furniture.
“We are very proud that Amazon has found a home and continues to grow here in Tracy,” said Michael Maciel, Mayor of Tracy. “Beyond their obvious economic impact, Amazon has shown itself to be a truly great corporate neighbor. From associates volunteering in the community to Amazon’s recent donation of STEM supplies to Central Elementary school, the company proves its commitment to our community every day.”
“There are a lot of things that make a city great and strong corporate partners is one of them,” said Ike Bootsma, Mayor of Eastvale. “We have seenAmazon’s growth and impact in neighboring cities and the company’s announcement is great news for our community. We are very excited about the local employment opportunities the Amazon facility will create and we welcome Amazon to the City of Eastvale.”
Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one. Amazon also offers regular full-time employees maternity and parental leave benefits and access to innovative programs like Career Choice, where it will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch, employees are pursuing degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.amazondelivers.jobs/.
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.
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