Amazon.com, Inc. announced that its new fulfillment center in Beaumont, California is officially open for business. Amazon welcomed new employees inside the more than 640,000 sq. ft. building for the first time on September 6 to celebrate its Day One of operation.
“It’s an exciting day as we officially open our doors at our new fulfillment center in Beaumont,” said Amazon Beaumont General Manager Prateek Dahiya. “We have an incredible staff on board, and we’re excited to be offering industry leading jobs with comprehensive benefits. We look forward to being an active member of the Beaumont community.”
The fulfillment center currently employs more than 1,000 full-time associates who will pick, pack and ship small items such as books, electronics, school supplies and home goods. After a morning of safety training and celebration, associates received the first item into the new building: a box of Keurig K-Cup pods.
“We are pleased to officially welcome Amazon to the Beaumont community,” said Beaumont City Manager, Todd Parton. “The opening of this cutting-edge facility solidifies Beaumont as a pivotal location within the inland empire for international trade and commerce. We look forward to the multitude of employment opportunities the fulfillment center brings to the pass area and all that means for Beaumont’s families.”
On top of Amazon’s competitive pay, the company offers full-time employees comprehensive benefits starting on day one. These benefits include:
Industry-leading minimum starting wage of $15 an hour
Full medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as a 401(k) with 50 percent match starting on day one.
Up to 20 weeks of maternal and parental paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new parents flexibility with their growing families.
Access to innovative programs like Career Choice, where up to 95 percent of tuition is paid for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch, more than 25,000 employees across the globe have pursued degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.