Amazon opens new fulfilment centre in California
Amazon.com, Inc. has announced that its new fulfillment center in Beaumont, California is officially open for business.
Amazon welcomed new employees inside the more than 640,000 sq. ft. building for the first time on September 6 to celebrate its Day One of operation.
“It’s an exciting day as we officially open our doors at our new fulfillment center in Beaumont,” said Amazon Beaumont General Manager Prateek Dahiya. “We have an incredible staff on board, and we’re excited to be offering industry leading jobs with comprehensive benefits. We look forward to being an active member of the Beaumont community.”
The fulfillment centre currently employs more than 1,000 full-time associates who will pick, pack and ship small items such as books, electronics, school supplies and home goods. After a morning of safety training and celebration, associates received the first item into the new building: a box of Keurig K-Cup pods.
“We are pleased to officially welcome Amazon to the Beaumont community,” said Beaumont City Manager, Todd Parton. “The opening of this cutting-edge facility solidifies Beaumont as a pivotal location within the inland empire for international trade and commerce. We look forward to the multitude of employment opportunities the fulfillment center brings to the pass area and all that means for Beaumont’s families.”
Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 91,000 jobs in California and invested more than $50 billion across the state, including infrastructure and compensation to employees in the state.