Walls, jobs go up at Amazon
by TP staff
Apr 25, 2013 | 4547 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The first wall of the Amazon.com fulfillment center, which is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to Tracy, was set in place Monday, April 22.

A giant crane raised the first wall of what will be the Internet retail giant’s 1 million-square-foot distribution hub off Chrisman Road south of Grant Line Road. By Thursday, April 25, at least 200 yards of wall had been erected for the center that is scheduled to open some time in the fall.

According to Kul Sharma, an engineer for the city of Tracy, called it an “aggressive timetable.” He said the city has tried to speed the process by working “hand-in-hand” with Prologis, the company developing the site for Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc.

Sharma said the city building department has worked directly with Prologis, providing prompt review of construction and keeping inspectors at the site who are dedicated to the project.

“We ask the developers what is their schedule, and we work within that schedule,” he said. “In this case, they were very, very responsive, and we have been working together to get the project moving.”

As of Thursday, the Amazon.com website listed 25 open positions at the Tracy center.

To see the positions or apply, visit www.amazon.com/gp/jobs, and select “US, CA, Tracy” in the location search menu.

• Contact Jon Mendelson at 830-4231 or jmendelson@tracypress.com.

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