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Amazon To Open Sacramento Distribution Center

Mark Lennihan / AP

The logo for Amazon.com is displayed at a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 in New York.

Mark Lennihan / AP

Amazon says its tenth California order-processing center will open in Sacramento by the end of 2017 and will create over 1,000 full-time jobs.

Employees will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.

Amazon says the Sacramento center is in the preliminary stages of construction and will measure 855,000 square-feet. The building will be located near Interstate 5 and Powerline Road.

The company says more than 14,000 Californians work in Amazon fulfillment centers across the state.

Amazon boasts that its employees receive company stock awards and pre-payment of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields.
The company currently fills customer orders at its Moreno Valley, Patterson, Redlands, Rialto, San Bernardino and Tracy facilities with new buildings underway in Eastvale and a new center in Tracy.
Amazon also operates sorting centers in Newark and San Bernardino. Amazon paid about 5.8 million dollars for the land. The company received a 1.75 million dollar discount for development fees. The county says Amazon's investment in the project totals about 200 million dollars.
The project is being developed by Seefried Industrial Properties and USAA Real Estate Company.

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