Facilities will bring more than 2,000 full-time jobs

STAFF REPORTS

Amazon.com, Inc. has announced plans to open its second large-scale facility in Stockton. The new fulfillment center will create more than 1,000 full-time jobs with competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one.

Other Amazon fulfillment facilities in Central and Northern California are located in Fresno, Newark, Patterson, Sacramento, Tracy and Vacaville. Amazon has created more than 39,000 jobs in California and since 2011 invested over $19 billion in the state, including infrastructure and compensation to its employees.

“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, Vice President of 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 Amazonian Californians have used to go back to school.”

Amazon estimates that its direct investments in California contributed an additional $15 billion to the state’s economy from 2011-2017 and generated an additional 50,000 indirect jobs on top of the company’s direct hires. There are also more than 175,000 small and medium-sized businesses in California growing their businesses with Amazon, and the state was named #2 on Amazon’s list of Top 10 Entrepreneurial States with the most small and medium-sized businesses per capita selling on Amazon.

“Stockton is a city with great momentum, and we’ve made jobs and economic development top priority,” said Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs. “I am excited about connecting our local workforce with the 1,000 jobs and investment Amazon is bringing to our community.”

Employees at the 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship items to customers such as patio furniture, bikes, outdoor equipment and rugs.

“We are thrilled that Amazon has selected Stockton for a second major location in our city,” said Micah Runner, Economic Development Director for Stockton. “Amazon, along with many others, are finding Stockton as the right place to locate their business, further evidenced by the decision to invest in our community once again.”