Amazon.com plans to open its second large-scale fulfillment facility in Stockton, CA. The new fulfillment center will create more than 1,000 full-time jobs, the company said.
Employees at the one million-square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship items to customers such as patio furniture, bikes, outdoor equipment and rugs.
Other Amazon fulfillment facilities in Central and Northern California are located in Fresno, Newark, Patterson, Sacramento, Tracy and Vacaville.
“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, vp/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.”