Amazon celebrates Day One with new employees at Rialto fulfillment center launch

Courtesy photo: Amazon associates celebrate as the first shift begins at Amazon’s new fulfillment center in Rialto, named “LGB7.”

Amazon recently welcomed nearly 250 new employees for Day One at its more than 850,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Rialto, California. Amazon’s first cohort of employees will be joined by over 750 more full-time associates to pick, pack and ship customer items such as books, small electronics, school supplies and home goods. The employees work alongside innovative technologies, including Amazon Robotics, on a daily basis to fulfill customer orders.

On top of Amazon’s $15 minimum wage, full-time employees will receive industry-leading benefits starting on day one including:

  • comprehensive full health, vision and dental insurance, 401(k) with 50% match;
  • up to 20 weeks paid parental leave; and
  • Amazon’s innovative Career Choice program which pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields. Since Amazon launched Career Choice in 2014, more than 16,000 employees have pursued degrees in game design, nursing, IT programming and more.