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Oxnard to receive new Amazon fulfillment center to bring more than 1,500 new jobs

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OXNARD, Calif. - The City of Oxnard announced Thursday a partnership with Amazon to open a new fulfillment center at the Sakioka Farms Business Park in Oxnard.

The center will be located just off the 101 freeway between Rice Avenue and Del Norte Boulevard.

This Amazon project is expected to bring more than 1,500 jobs with benefits to Oxnard when the facility launches next year.

“This is a transformational project for the Sakioka property and highlights the strong economic opportunities in Oxnard,” said Mayor Tim Flynn. “We have been engaging with Amazon in a variety of ways and it's exciting to see the company now come to build and hire in the City.”

For years the Sakioka property has been viewed as a potential site for a business park that could attract major employers to Oxnard. The 430-acre property is one of the last large pieces of land in the City with the potential for development.

“As a result of the dedicated work of the City Council, the Planning Commission, and City staff, we are opening our doors to one of the world’s largest companies,” said City Manager Alexander Nguyen. “Our teams have worked hard to drastically improve the permitting process and provide the necessary engineering and building safety code checks in order to ensure we can bring the great job opportunities Amazon provides to our community.

Construction of the fulfillment center is expected to begin this month and is anticipated to be fully operational by the end of 2021.

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