Redlands to be home of Amazon distribution center

REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) — Amazon.com has chosen Redlands as the site of its fifth California distribution center.

The San Bernardino Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1pRgEyg ) the online retail giant announced Thursday that its newest facility is expected to bring as many as 500 new jobs to the area when it opens in October.

Amazon employees at the new 700,000-square-foot center will pick, pack and ship large items, such as TVs, to customers across the region.

Other distribution centers opened in the state over the past two years include large warehouses in San Bernardino, Moreno Valley, Patterson, and Tracy.

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Information from: The Sun, http://www.sbsun.com