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County tweets confirming Amazon fulfillment facility

Reportedly bring 1200 new job opportunities
Posted: 3:43 PM, Aug 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-28 01:50:58Z
Amazon facility could come to Bakersfield
Amazon facility could come to Bakersfield
Amazon facility could come to Bakersfield
Amazon facility could come to Bakersfield

The County of Kern's Twitter handle has confirmed that Amazon will be coming to Kern County.

In a tweet Monday morning, the county said, "Bringing, 1,000+ jobs. Approx. 2 Million sq. ft. fulfillment facility. Permits done, escrow closed, construction starting now."

 

Sources tell 23ABC that  Amazon.com  plans to open a facility in Bakersfield next to Meadows Field Airport.

Potentially could bring 1,200 job opportunities to people in Kern County. 

Last year, Bakersfield was considered as a location for the company's second headquarters but was passed up.

The County Board of Supervisors is expected to make an announcement during a meeting on Tuesday. 

23ABC has reached out to Amazon on when and where jobs will be posted and are waiting to hear back.