Amazon announced this past Thursday it plans to open a “fulfillment center” by the end of this year that will become the e-commerce company’s second large distribution facility in Kern County near Bakersfield.
Amazon Employs 1,000 People Full and Part-Time
The more than 1 million-square-foot center is expected to launch by the end of this year. They will employ more than 1,000 people full and part-time. The packing and shipping “softline” goods will include apparel and footwear to customers across the region. Moreover, the location of the new center was not disclosed.
This company will be hiring to fill positions at the new facility. These positions include human resources, operations management, safety, security, finance, and information technology. The pay is $15 at the employment at the center. They will immediately offer many benefits which consist of a 401 (k) retirement savings program with a 50 percent company match.
Supporting Local Economic Development and Growing Customers in the Region of Kern County
“This investment in Kern County is what makes Amazon excited supporting local economic development and will help the company deliver to its growing numbers of customers in the region,” Amazon’s director of regional operations, Jordan Nelson, said in a news release. In fact, we are contributing to the economic recovery in Southern California and across the entire state.”
Shafer Mayor Cathy Prout said Amazon will remain competitive and will go on to welcome new businesses, according to Amazon’s news release.”Cities nationwide are coping with economic growth and/or the negative impacts during the challenging times bring brought,” she stated. For the Shafter, this is not the case.
Amazon has opened a large fulfillment center which in fact is just north of Meadows Field Aiport.
One in Northern Bakersfield and another in the city’s southern portion. The negotation is based on these two smaller sites. Moreover, with people involved in the proposed transactions the company hopes to open smaller, more locally specific distribution centers.