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Amazon will open a last-mile delivery station in Bakersfield

More Amazon jobs are coming to Bakersfield. Amazon will be opening a last mile delivery station in Bakersfield.

The new facility will be situated in a current 93,000-square-foot vacant building, situated at 3500-3600 Wilson Road, that housed a previous Kmart.

This will make around 200 new permanent jobs for Bakersfield occupants.

“This is a tremendous benefit to our residents and community. Our city gains from job creation, neighborhood beautification and improved service. This innovative local facility means our community gets even better service when they order their packages online,” said Bakersfield Mayor Karen Goh. “This announcement also lets business leaders know that Bakersfield welcomes industries and innovators ready to grow and expand in California. We pride ourselves on being business-friendly, accessible and welcoming when it comes to providing customer service. We expect to see more business growth and expansion in Bakersfield in the near future.”

As indicated by Amazon, the Last Mile team gets client packages from delivery stations to a client’s doorstep. Amazon has developed its Last Mile delivery efforts assisting with accelerating client delivery times and give new innovations to clients. To get that going, the empty building on Wilson will go through a significant $20 million redesign. Amazon is relied upon to start activities by fourth quarter 2021.

The facility renovation will add to the nearby neighborhood and improve the business hall by giving a new parking lot, upgraded lighting alongside attractive landscaping. Various building redesigns will be finished to help Amazon’s activities including another roof and the expansion of move up straight doors to oblige last mile delivery service.

“What an outstanding opportunity for Bakersfield. Amazon’s new facility will revitalize an empty building in the City that no longer served our residents. The conversion of this former big box site into an innovative last mile e-commerce facility aligns with the changing needs of local consumers and the City looks forward to working with Amazon to help integrate the new operations into our city and provide a significant boost to our local economy,” said Jacqui Kitchen, Bakersfield Assistant City Manager.

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