Amazon builds 14th fulfillment centre in LA area

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

SEATTLE – Amazon.com, Inc. plans a new fulfillment centre in Beaumont, California which will create more than 1,000 full-time jobs. This facility will join Amazon’s other fulfillment facilities in the Inland Empire region east of LA, including Eastvale, Moreno Valley, Redlands, Rialto, Riverside and San Bernardino, where the company launched its first California fulfillment centre in 2012.

Employees at the four-storey, 640,000-square-foot facility will pick, pack and ship items to customers such as books, small electronics, school supplies and home goods.

“The Inland Empire has been a great place to do business: serve customers, create jobs, and raise the bar on innovative technologies,” said Mark Stewart, vice-president of Amazon’s North American operations.

“Since we started fulfilling customer orders six years ago in San Bernardino, we’ve been able to build up an amazing team of dedicated associates who now earn at least $15 an hour and receive industry-leading benefits on their first day of employment. We’re excited to now be part of the Beaumont community and grow our team there.”

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. The company 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.

“Amazon is the largest employer in the Inland Empire. I am pleased to announce that Amazon has chosen Beaumont and will be opening a four-story, 640,000-square-foot fulfillment centre in the Beaumont industrial business park at the merge of Interstate 10 and State Route 60 freeways,” said Beaumont Mayor Nancy Carroll.