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."
It’s true! Amazon is coming to #KernCounty, next to Meadows Field. Bringing 1,000+ jobs. Approx. 2 Million sq. ft. fulfillment facility. Permits done, escrow closed, construction starting now. Kern is serious about economic development @KernCAO @KGETnews @23ABCNews
— County of Kern (@CountyofKern) August 27, 2018
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.