REDLANDS – In recent years, many San Bernardino County residents have found employment at the Amazon fulfillment center in the City of San Bernardino.
County officials have announced a new fulfillment center in the City of Redlands which has created 1,000 new jobs. The over 750,000 square foot facility will employ associates that will pick, pack, and ship larger customer items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture and pet food.
“Amazon.com is proof that San Bernardino County has the land, workforce and pro-growth policies that businesses need to thrive in Southern California,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Robert A. Lovingood. County officials have expressed not only the desire, but the plan to bring job growth to San Bernardino County. “San Bernardino County wants to distinguish itself as a County that promotes economic growth for both residents and businesses,” stated Supervisor James Ramos, whose district includes Redlands. “Amazon.com will bring jobs to help fill the workforce needs of the County’s Third District. We hope to create more successful partnerships like this one in the future.”
County officials said that in 2013 the project was presented to San Bernardino County. Being that the project’s location was located within both the City of Redlands and County area. The project, spanning over 38 acres at the northwest corner of the 210 Freeway and San Bernardino Avenue. Planning a project within two jurisdictions can pose issues, but with the county’s guidance and support, the project was able to move forward. Amazon also recently announced a 1-million-square foot fulfillment center in Eastvales.
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.amazondelivers.jobs/.
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