Amazon to create more than 1,000 full-time hourly roles at its third
facility in San Bernardino
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 30, 2016--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open a
seventh California fulfillment center in San Bernardino, where the
company launched its first Golden State fulfillment center in 2012.
Amazon currently employs more than 12,000 full-time hourly associates at
its six existing California locations and plans to create more than
1,000 more full-time positions in the new San Bernardino facility.
Outside of San Bernardino, Amazon’s other Golden State fulfillment
centers are located in Tracy, Patterson, Moreno Valley, Redlands and
“San Bernardino has proven to be an important part of Amazon’s growth in
California, and we are proud to continue creating jobs and helping
support the economy here in the Inland Empire,” said Akash Chauhan,
Amazon’s vice president of North American operations. “Over the past
three and a half years, we have not only built a network of top-notch
fulfillment centers across the state, but we’ve also provided continuing
education classrooms onsite, generous paid parental leave benefits and
leadership growth for associates ‒ in addition to competitive wages.”
Amazon employees at the 1.1 million-square-foot San Bernardino
fulfillment center will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items,
such as books, electronics and toys.
“We are excited Amazon continues to view San Bernardino as a great place
to do business and we’re proud to be part of Amazon’s history and
future,” said Mayor R. Carey Davis of San Bernardino. “The company
continues hosting a robust public tours program, donating needed items
and volunteer hours to local charities, and supporting local businesses
on a regular basis.”
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, as well as generous maternity and
paternity leave benefits. Amazon also offers regular full-time employees
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
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.workatamazonfulfillment.com.
The project is being developed by Hillwood Investments.
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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