NEWS IN ENGLISH | Amazon’s Beaumont fulfillment center is now open for business
Amazon’s Beaumont fulfillment center is now open for business
2020-09-09 14:10:00

An Amazon associate on Day One at the PSP1 building launch in Beaumont, California. (Photo: Business Wire), 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.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Amazon is doing everything they can to keep their employees as safe as possible. Across its operations, Amazon has invested more than $4 billion from April to June on COVID-19 safety measures. This includes spending more than $800 million on safety supplies such as masks, hand sanitizer, thermal cameras, sanitizing wipes, gloves, adding disinfectant spraying in buildings and procuring COVID testing supplies, along with redeploying team members from their typical roles to perform safety related tasks and audits at sites around the world like "social distancing ambassadors" to team members helping with temperature checks.

Amazon's teams are adjusting rapidly implementing policy changes on a daily, and sometimes hourly, basis to support our employees and customers. We're continually learning and reinforcing protocols through a variety of channels to ensure all our associates understand and abide by our safety procedures. A full list of current preventative health measures Amazon is taking to protect its employees can be found here. New COVID-19 content from Amazon is pushed out via the Amazon News Twitter handle.

Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 91,000 jobs in California and invested more than $50 billion across the state, including infrastructure and compensation to employees in the state.

These investments have contributed an additional $49 billion the California economy and have helped create 125,500 indirect jobs on top of Amazon's direct hires - from jobs in construction and logistics to professional services. In addition, more than 240,000 independent authors and small and medium businesses in California are selling to customers in Amazon's store, creating thousands of additional jobs across the state.