Amazon.com’s Sacramento distribution center will hire hundreds of workers more than previously announced.
The warehouse, to open later this year near Sacramento International Airport, plans to hire 1,500 full-time workers, said Amazon spokeswoman Ashley Robinson. Those figures don’t include employees likely to be hired for part-time or temporary work during seasonal rush periods.
That represents a 50 percent increase over Amazon’s original plan, announced last July, to hire 1,000 full-time workers.
“That number may increase,” Robinson said. “We’re looking at creating at least, conservatively, 1,500 hourly positions.” Amazon is pouring millions into major customer-fulfillment centers around the country, like the one in Sacramento, in an effort to speed delivery times and generate more business.
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With construction well underway, Robinson said the 855,000-square-foot building will open in advance of the December holiday rush.
The building will open on a 68-acre parcel at Metro Air Park, a long-awaited commercial center near the airport. It will immediately make Amazon one of the region’s major employers.
Information on hiring is available at https://www.amazon.jobs/.