The city of Stockton announced Monday that Amazon will open a second distribution center as the first one nears opening.
Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs says the city put the centers on the fast track to land them in record time.
“We have momentum, that our best days are still yet ahead but we’re so much better than where we were and people are looking at Stockton as a place to invest and partner with and as we continue to grow our economy to provide jobs for our folks, people continue to see good things happen in our city,” Tubbs said.
Amazon’s newest center is over 1 million square feet in south Stockton near the airport. The first facility is also in South Stockton with over 600,000 square feet.
Officials say the two centers will hire around 2,000 workers.
“Over the past couple years we’ve been in this community and there’s a terrific workforce," said Andrew Sweatman, Amazon director of operations. "We’ve never had a problem finding enough workers to meet the customer demands and to continue to drive the business forward.”
Amazon also has centers in Sacramento, Tracy, and Patterson and a jet cargo service out of the Stockton Airport.