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Amazon begins hiring the 1,000 jobs needed to open new Turlock facility. How to apply

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Turlock’s new Amazon fulfillment center is another step closer to opening as the online retailing giant holds an in-person hiring event this week.

Job seekers are invited to apply for a variety of hourly positions with the e-commerce company Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the new warehouse site at 3200 Fulkerth Road in Turlock.

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Turlock’s new Amazon facility pushes back opening. How to get its hiring notices first

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As work continues on the new Amazon fulfillment center coming to Turlock, the online retail giant has pushed back the facility’s opening.

Construction on the new million-square-foot warehouse continues as the e-commerce retailer has moved its planned opening from “mid-2022” to September 2022, according to company spokesperson Natalie Banke. Hiring for the expected 1,000 new jobs expected to staff the facility hasn’t started yet, but should in coming months.

Word about a possible Amazon fulfillment center coming to Turlock first began circulating in April 2021. By August of that year, with construction already underway, the online shopping behemoth finally confirmed the news and pending jobs coming to the Central Valley.

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Amazon driver makes special delivery to 13-year-old with cerebral palsy

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (TND) — A boy from California was in for a birthday treat when a delivery driver made a special, surprise delivery to his house.

Ozzy Wedeking, a 13-year-old who has cerebral palsy and is nonverbal, received a knock on his door from Amazon delivery driver, Alexander Ponce.

Wedeking's mother, Iris Wedeking, had reached out to the company about her son's obsession with Amazon delivery vans and those that drive them.

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Amazon partners with Modesto JC, Stanislaus State to pay tuition for Valley employees

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Amazon is partnering with the largest higher education institutions in Stanislaus County to provide free tuition to the online retailer’s hourly employees in the region.

Turlock’s California State University, Stanislaus, and Modesto Junior College are part of the company’s Career Choice program, which will pay full tuition at associated institutions for hourly Amazon employees. Across the Central Valley, Amazon also is partnering with California State University, Fresno, Clovis Community College and Sacramento City College.

The program is open to full-time Amazon employees, as well as part-time employees (who receive half, but not full tuition). The e-commerce giant will pay tuition and fees for eligible employees, and partner institutions pay nothing to be part of the program.

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It’s official: Turlock Amazon fulfillment center to open in 2022, company announces

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Amazon has made official what has been public knowledge for the past several months: It will be opening a million-square-foot fulfillment center in Turlock that will employ 1,000 workers.

The e-commerce retailer confirmed Wednesday some of the details of the fulfillment center, including that it expects to open in mid-2022.

“We are excited to launch this new fulfillment center in the Modesto-Turlock area,” Amazon operations public relations manager Natalie Wolfrom said in an email. “We hope to contribute to this period of recovery and growth in the area with the creation of over 1,000 new jobs.”

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