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Turlock Amazon makes hiring push ahead of scheduled opening
Amazon is making a final hiring push as they prepare to begin operations at their new Turlock fulfillment warehouse later this month (CHRISTOPHER CORREA/The Journal).

Amazon has ramped up the hiring and recruitment process for its new fulfillment center in Turlock this week with multiple hiring events and updated job listings. The warehouse, which spans over one million square feet, will look to fill over 1,000 full-time and part-time positions in the coming days before operations officially set to get underway later this month.

The retailer planned an in-person hiring event on Tuesday and Wednesday at their Recruiting Office on 3200 Fulkerth Rd., which is attached on the southeast side of the new warehouse to the right of the main entrance. According to social media posts by several people interested in attending the hiring event, spots became booked almost immediately and many walk-in applicants were directed to schedule online appointments, evidently showing the demand for work in the area. Amazon did not immediately return a request for comment regarding interested applicants being redirected at the Recruiting Office.

Those who missed out on the in-person event or who were redirected can schedule their online appointments at Interested individuals can also text AMAZON to 77088 to sign up for new job alerts from Amazon’s Turlock location. If an appointment is secured, Amazon encourages individuals with disabilities medical conditions to reach out so that accessibility accommodations can be made.

The company will continue to hire for certain positions across a multitude of online job search and recruitment platforms including LinkedIn, Indeed and Glassdoor. On these websites, individuals can apply for information technology (IT), human resources and financial analyst positions.

If offered a position and accepted, applicants are expected to provide proof of identity and employment eligibility, whether it be a driver’s license, a birth certificate, a social security card, a passport or other documentation.

When the retail giant first broke ground over a year ago, several city officials including Mayor Amy Bublak, City Councilmember Andrew Nosrati and former Interim City Manager Sarah Eddy, expressed confidence to the Turlock Journal that Amazon could help boost the local economy.

“The many hundreds of jobs that Amazon will create in Turlock are important to our city and region. We appreciate Amazon’s truly significant investment in the Turlock Regional Industrial Park and their utilization of our streamlined approval process to create both year-around and seasonal jobs which provide both kinds of job opportunities in our community,” said Eddy in August 2021.

Finishing touches are still being added to the new fulfillment center, which will operate on a 24-hour basis. When operations begin this month, it will be the second Amazon warehouse in Stanislaus County after the Patterson location, which has been open since 2013. The fulfillment center was originally expected to open in June or July, but unknown delays caused the date to be pushed back.