Amazon.com, Inc.is finalizing plans to open a new 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Moreno Valley, CA, the e-tailer's fourth distribution center in California.
The giant online retailer will employ 1,000 people full time at the new center. Amazon’s other sites in the Golden State are located in San Bernardino, and the San Joaquin Valley communities of Patterson and Tracy, said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations.
Trammell Crow Company and Clarion Partners are building the project as part of a joint venture.
"The investment today means hundreds of new jobs in the Inland Empire," said California Gov. Jerry Brown during a ceremony to mark the one-year San Bernardino facility this week.
Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship small items to customers like books, electronics or consumer goods. The e-tailer has opened or is in the process of opening fulfillment centers averaging more than 1.1 million square feet all over the U.S.
Also this week, Amazon confirmed plans to build a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in southeast Baltimore.