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February 9, 2017

Amazon to open two fulfillment centres in California

Amazon has plans to open two new fulfillment centres in Eastvale and Redlands, California, US.

Amazon has plans to open two new fulfillment centres in Eastvale and Redlands, California, US.

The company claimed that its new centres will create jobs for more than 2,000 people.

Amazon North America operations vice-president Akash Chauhan said: “2017 marks the five-year-anniversary of Amazon beginning to operate fulfillment centres in California.

“Within that time span, we’ve launched Career Choice, a program hundreds of Amazonian Californians have participated in to go back to school; we’ve supported the growth of hundreds of thousands of California businesses, authors, and developers that reach customers through Amazon.com, and we’ve continued to increase speed of delivery to customers throughout the state.”

"We are committed to long-term prosperity both for our city and for everyone, and Amazon will be a fantastic partner in that mission.”

To be spread across one-million square feet, the Eastvale facility is currently being developed by Goodman Group.

At this facility, associates will handle smaller customer items such as books, electronics and toys.

Eastvale mayor Joseph Tessari said: “Not only are the current and future employment opportunities exciting for Eastvale residents, but I’m also eager to see Amazon employees participate in the company’s Career Choice programme in which they can go back to school.

“Here in Eastvale, we are committed to long-term prosperity both for our city and for everyone, and Amazon will be a fantastic partner in that mission.”

The 750,000ft² Redlands facility is being developed by Prologis, a real estate development company.

At this facility, associates will pick, pack and ship larger customer items such as sports equipment, patio furniture and pet food.

More than 15,000 full-time Amazon associates currently pick, pack and ship customer orders at the company's nine existing fulfillment centres in California.