SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) —Amazon employees and company executives, along with Gov. Jerry Brown, celebrated one year of success at the San Bernardino Fulfillment Center on Tuesday morning.
The event at the 1 million-square-foot facility, located at 1910 E. Central Ave., began at 10 a.m.READ MORE: SoFi Stadium Looking To Fill More Than 3,000 Part-Time Positions With Job Fairs Being Held This Month
KCAL9’s Tom Wait reported that the distribution center started with 700 employees and now has 1,400 staffers.
“I think this is going to make a big difference in San Bernardino. I know a lot of people didn’t have jobs, so I’m very excited,” said employee Ana Ramirez.
Brown lauded Amazon’s achievements.
“It’s great this facility is here and it’s expanding. It’s great that our laws are accommodating,” he said.READ MORE: Feds: Mustafa Qadiri Of Irvine Used $5 Million In Fraudulent PPP Loans To Buy Ferrari, Bentley, And Lamborghini
According to KNX 1070, Amazon.com pays more than 30 percent higher wages compared to traditional retail outlets.
“These are good jobs, these are jobs that will help move our economy forward and have our residents making the kind of money that helps them sustain a good lifestyle and stay here in the county and spend money,” said Felisa Cardona, Deputy Public Information Officer at County of San Bernardino.