Amazon’s Sacramento fulfillment center opened in October of 2017 but, as you can probably imagine, the holiday season is their busiest time. So they held their grand opening today, welcoming local leaders and the media to tour the 855,000 square foot facility. City council member Angelique Ashby met Amazon associates now working in her district.
It’s a high-tech wonderland with machinery, robots and humans working in harmony. During peak times they ship up to 55,000 packages per hour.
With that much cardboard on hand, they use local contractors to recycle tons of material each year.
The facility employs more than 2,000 people not only from Sacramento but also Yolo and Sutter counties too making it a regional job machine. Employees get full benefits on day one including health, retirement and career education opportunities.
During the grand opening event, Amazon announced a gift of 10,000 dollars worth of 3-D printers and other technology items to the Square Root Academy, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating underrepresented youth on the fundamentals of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).