Amazon opens new West Coast fulfillment center
Amazon’s latest supply chain facility is located in Beaumont, Calif.
The e-tail giant officially opened the new 640,000-plus-sq.-ft. fulfillment center in Beaumont on Sunday, Sept. 6 with a morning of safety training and celebration. The facility currently employs more than 1,000 full-time associates who pick, pack and ship small items such as books, electronics, school supplies and home goods. The first item received into the new building was a box of Keurig K-Cup pods.
“It’s an exciting day as we officially open our doors at our new fulfillment center in Beaumont,” said Amazon Beaumont GM 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.”
Since 2010, Amazon says it 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. According to Amazon, these investments have contributed an additional $49 billion the California economy and have helped create 125,500 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s direct hires. In addition, more than 240,000 independent authors and small and medium businesses in California are selling to customers in Amazon’s store.