SAN BERNARDINO Online retail giant Amazon announced Thursday that it has created 700 full time jobs, with the promise of hiring "hundreds more" for the holiday season. During a formal presentation in front of the company's nearly 1 million square foot warehouse which the company calls a fulfillment center Amazon announced it was awarding $25,000 in grants to five San Bernardino community organizations. "We are grateful for the jobs created at the Amazon Fulfillment Center, and we look forward to a long lasting community corporate partnership that benefits residents, employees and community organizations," said San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris. "Retailing is a fast changing environment in the 21st century and the opening of the Amazon Fulfillment Center continues to place San Bernardino on the cutting edge of this industry." The Amazon facility will employ 1,500 by Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, Morris said. "This opportunity is a rare and wonderful thing," he added. The opening of the Amazon facility at the former Norton Air Force Base comes at a time when the city Ferragamo Belts of San Bernardino is reeling from its recent bankruptcy filing, workforce reductions and numerous investigations. For Amazon, the facility, which was completed Oct. 1, will handle shipments of products purchased online. On Thursday, Amazon officials envisioned more than just a distribution hub. "San Bernardino is a great place to call home and we are excited to bring new jobs and investment to the community," said Eric Lewis, general manger of Amazon's San Bernardino Fulfillment Center. "We will continue to hire and look for additional ways to be part of this wonderful community." That community hoped that Amazon Ferragamo Belt Tan
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as a good place to do business can be leveraged to attract other large companies. Gallo said that San Bernardino's adversity will meld a strong sense of community and give a focus to realizing the potential of what's here. Dutton said there may come a day when Amazon and other distribution facilities that locate here in part because of Amazon will use San Bernardino International Airport to speed products to customers. Lewis declined to discuss Amazon's plans to begin pilot same day delivery programs, saying Thursday's event was to focus on the opening of the San Bernardino facility. The average wage at Amazon fulfillment centers is 30 percent higher than that of people who work in traditional retailing, Lewis said. And that doesn't include stock grants that full time employees receive, which have added 9 percent to the base pay annually, Amazon officials said. Amazon's grants went to The Boys Girls Club of San Bernardino, San Bernardino City Library Foundation, San Bernardino Police Department, San Bernardino Fire Department and San Bernardino Parks and Recreation.
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could help the city which filed for bankruptcy protection on Aug. 1 turn itself around. California law allows Amazon to designate which city is a "point of sale" for sales tax purposes in this case San Bernardino would receive 1 cent on the dollar for all sales processed through the center. "It's things like this that will Hermes Belts 2018
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