Two million square foot facility could create up to 1,500 jobs

Amazon is opening a huge distribution center north of Bakersfield, Kern County officials announced Monday.

The online retail giant will build a 2 million square foot fulfillment center on Merle Haggard Drive near Meadows Field.
The new facility is expected to create from 1,000 to 1,500 new jobs in the county and is designed to expand.

The dates construction will start and when it will open have not been announced.
Discussions have been going on between the County and Amazon for more than a year.