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County tweets confirming Amazon fulfillment facility

Reportedly bring 1200 new job opportunities
Posted at 3:43 PM, Aug 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 21:50:58-04

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 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.