Combined, Amazon’s two Stockton facilities will bring more than 2,000
Amazon has created more than 39,000 full-time jobs in California and
invested over $19 billion in the state since 2011, including
infrastructure and compensation
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 17, 2018--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open its second
large-scale facility in Stockton. The new fulfillment center will create
more than 1,000 full-time jobs with competitive hourly wages and a
comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, 401(k) and company
stock awards starting on day one.
Other Amazon fulfillment facilities in Central and Northern California
are located in Fresno, Newark, Patterson, Sacramento, Tracy and
Vacaville. Amazon has created more than 39,000 jobs in California and
since 2011 invested over $19 billion in the state, including
infrastructure and compensation to its employees.
“Since we first began operating in California six years ago, we have
found a network of support from community leaders, a dedicated workforce
and fantastic customers,” said Mark Stewart, Vice President of Amazon’s
North America Operations. “We’re excited to expand in Stockton and
develop our employees through on-the-job skills training and through our
Career Choice program, which hundreds of our California associates have
used to go back to school.”
Amazon estimates that its direct investments in California contributed
an additional $15 billion to the state’s economy from 2011-2017 and
generated an additional 50,000 indirect jobs on top of the company’s
direct hires. There are also more than 175,000 small and medium-sized
businesses in California selling on Amazon, and this year California was
#2 on Amazon’s list of Top
10 Most Entrepreneurial States.
“Stockton is a city with great momentum, and we’ve made jobs and
economic development top priority,” said Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs.
“I am excited about connecting our local workforce with the 1,000 jobs
and investment Amazon is bringing to our community with this new
Employees at the 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center will pick,
pack and ship items to customers such as patio furniture, bikes, outdoor
equipment and rugs.
“We are thrilled that Amazon has selected Stockton for a second major
location in our city,” said Micah Runner, Economic Development Director
for Stockton. “Amazon, along with many others, are finding Stockton the
right place to locate their business, further evidenced by the decision
to invest in our community once again.”
Amazon offers full-time employees innovative programs like Career
Choice, where the company 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, over
16,000 associates have pursued degrees in game design and visual
communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.
Named #1 on LinkedIn’s 2018 Top Companies list, Amazon provides
comprehensive benefits to its employees, including generous parental
leave, company stock, healthcare and 401(k) retirement savings plan.
The project is being developed by CT Realty.
Amazon 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
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