Sunday , April 21 2024

Amazon Breaks Ground

City of Fresno officials are calling it the crown jewel of a growing industrial park in south central Fresno. E-commerce giant Amazon officially began work on a new internet fulfillment center Monday to the delight of elected officials and business leaders who gathered at the site. With a few short words, Amazon’s West Coast Operations Director Kelvin Downs opened the ground breaking ceremony of an 855,000 square foot internet fulfillment center. “It’s official. Amazon is coming to Fresno,” Downs says. The deal has been heavily pushed by city leaders who think it signals a shift in the employment market and will attract other companies to the industrial park known as North Pointe. They also believe that having a company like Amazon express interest in Fresno will catch the eye of other retailers. Downs touted the number of jobs Amazon plans to create. “So we are very proud of our ability to create more than 1,500 full-time jobs that will receive competitive wages (and) comprehensive

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