SAN BERNARDINO (CBS) — Internet retailer Amazon is building a new distribution center in San Bernardino and plans to hire 1,000 new workers when it opens this fall.

The warehouse will be a nearly 950,000-square-foot “fulfillment center,” one of two in the state where Amazon-branded goods sold on the site will be stored at and shipped from, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported.

Fulfillment centers are where products sold by other vendors on store their inventory. Amazon describes their fulfillment centers as modern, secure facilities with 24-hour security staff and fully automated wireless and computer-networked order tracking throughout each facility.

The building is under construction at the corner of Tippecanoe and Central avenues, south of San Bernardino International Airport’s runway, on the former Norton Air Force Base property.


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