Amazon Will Soon Open A New California Fulfillment CenterBy: Chris Crum - January 22, 2013
Amazon has announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in Tacy, California, which the company says will create hundreds of full-time jobs at the million-square-foot site. This will be the company’s third fulfillment center in the state.
Amazon opened its first California fulfillment center in October, in San Bernardino. During the opening of that one, the company donated $25,000 to local nonprofits and announced that it had brought 700 jobs to the area. The company is already having its second California fulfillment center built in Patterson. That one is expected to open this summer.
“We are grateful to be members of the California business community and to employ so many hardworking and skilled Californians,” said Mike Roth, VP of Amazon’s North American operations. “We are excited to be growing in the state and to be creating hundreds of full-time positions in Tracy.”
Tracy Mayor Brent Ives added, “I am honored and pleased that Amazon recognizes our streamlined business development efforts, prime location and resources available to meet the demands of their fulfillment center. Amazon is a wonderful addition to our economic base and will provide hundreds of jobs for residents of Tracy.”
Kish Rajan, Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, said, “This latest development in Tracy not only represents good jobs coming to the region but California’s strong partnership with Amazon. This third new distribution center marks a commitment by Amazon of over 1,000 California jobs in the last year alone. We look forward to continuing our relationship with this world leading brand and hope to build more opportunities for Californians in the future.”
The company has fulfillment centers in Arizona, Virginia, Tennessee, Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, Nevada, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, as well as in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, Japan and China.