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Amazon holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

Posted at 3:27 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 18:27:47-04

BAKERSFIELD, CA. — After years of preparation, the Amazon Fulfillment Center will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil its finished facility on Thursday.

“Now that that facility is open I think were going to see alot of other companies to come to our area to support them and be their subcontractors," said Josh Conner, Job Fest Kern County.

The worldwide e-commerce company says the facility is called a “fulfillment center” because it is where everything from manufacturer inventory to the direct shipping will take place.

“It's a worldwide company," said Conner. "I know people have been moving in and out of town, so if you move your way up in this company you can work anywhere in the world."

The company is still looking to hire for at least 1,000 full-time positions.

“Right now they're looking for upper positions, not lower positions - anything from HR reps to injury prevention specialists and even medical professionals they have on-site medical staff," said Conner.

Job candidates must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent to be considered. All interested candidates can apply online at amazon.com/bakojobs or by texting BAKONOW to 77088.

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