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Amazon Plans To Hire 1,000 For New Stockton Warehouse


Amazon's expansion into Northern and Central California continues.

The company announced Tuesday it will build a 600,000-square-foot warehouse near the Stockton Metro Airport. Amazon plans to hire 1,000 people to work at the warehouse.

Stockton City Councilman Eldert Holman said it's another sign of how far the city has come since it filed for bankruptcy.

"Here we are approximately five years later and we're making an announcement to everyone that a major operator like Amazon has chosen to invest, and by moving into our city to do business," Holman said.

Amazon already has fulfillment centers in Tracy and Patterson and an airport transport shipping operation at the Stockton Airport.

The company is nearing completion of a 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center near Sacramento International Airport. Amazon plans to hire 1,500 full-time workers for that facility.

Amazon recently bought Whole Foods Market for $13.4 billion. It's now the eighth-largest employer in the country. 

Drew Sandsor

Senior Producer, News

As Senior Producer of News, Drew works with reporters and anchors on the daily production and presentation of news stories on Capital Public Radio. He also works closely with the station's digital team on news coverage across various online platforms  Read Full Bio 

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