Amazon will open a seventh California fulfillment center in San Bernardino, where the company launched its first Golden State fulfillment center in 2012.
The online retailer currently employs more than 12,000 full-time hourly associates at its six existing California locations and plans to create more than 1,000 full-time positions in the new facility. Amazon’s other California fulfillment centers are located in Tracy, Patterson, Moreno Valley, Redlands and Rialto.
The new 1.1 million-square-foot San Bernardino fulfillment center will be used to pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.
“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 vp/North American operations.