Amazon has announced that they will build their tenth fulfillment center in Sacramento, the capital of California.
The fulfillment center, which is expected to add 1,000 full-time, hourly jobs to the local economy, will be built in the northern portion of the city.
Roberta MacGlashan, chair of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, commented that "Amazon coming to Sacramento represents a big step forward as our community continues to grow.”
The facility will be over 855,000 square feet, and will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics, and toys.
Amazon’s other fulfillment facilities within California are in Redlands, Moreno Valley, San Bernardino, and Rialto.
An Amazon representative shared, “Our ongoing expansion in California, which started just four short years ago, is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce in this state.”
He added that "customers are seeing on a regular basis Amazon’s customer obsession, innovative culture and operational excellence – all of which is driven by the 14,000-plus Californians who work in Amazon fulfillment centers across the state."
Amazon’s facility is expected to open sometime next year. All four of its fulfillment facilities in California have opened in the last four years.
The opening of the new facility is welcomed, as Sacramento’s job growth has lagged behind that of other California cities.