Amazon is hiring at its latest Inland Empire facility, offering job candidates up to a $1,000 bonus at a sorting center in Jurupa Valley, the company said last week.
The center opened this month with 1,500 full-time and part-time employees, so far. All jobs pay at least $15 per hour, the e-commerce company said.
According to Amazon, this 600,000 square-foot facility will sort packages before being transferred to a delivery station or last-mile delivery partner for final delivery for customers.
Hiring details from Amazon include:
- Candidates must be 18 years or older; have a high school diploma or equivalent;
- Jobs are available on a rolling basis and fill quickly;
- Applicants can text AMAZON to 77088 to get automated messages about job openings
For more information about the openings, go to amazon.force.com.
Desk maker relocating to Riverside
A new warehouse in Riverside has been sold to Loctek, a Chinese-owned desk manufacturer, for $44.4 million, according to Dedeaux Properties.
Loctek makes ergonomic office furniture and is relocating from Northern California. Dedeaux Properties said the company is expanding its Western U.S. logistics hub at the 361,346-square-foot building at 6075 Lance Drive.
The building was developed by Dedeaux, which specializes in the investment and development of logistics-oriented real estate in California.
The sale was a joint venture by Dedeaux and Artemis Real Estate Partners.
Loctek’s building is next to a 1,012,995-square-foot warehouse and distribution building, which was acquired in mid-2019 by Dedeaux. After signing Cardinal Health to a long-term lease, the building was sold to an institutional buyer in February for an undisclosed amount.
Grant to aid homebuyers, owners
A new, $520,000 federal grant will provide down-payment assistance, home repair and solar financing to low-to-moderate income residents of Riverside and San Bernardino County.
The grant was awarded to Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services by the U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution fund.
“This funding … will help make the dream of homeownership a reality for more Inland Empire families, and I’ll continue to support programs that provide these much-needed resources to our region,” said Rep. Pete Aguilar who serves as vice-chair of the House Appropriations Committee.
The committee is responsible for allocating funds to programs like the CDFI Fund.
For more information on programs offered by NPHS, go to nphsinc.org. Contact the organization by phone at 909-988-5979.
Navy networking event
The Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Corona Division is hosting a free, virtual Industry Day event Oct. 14 so local business owners and entrepreneurs can network and explore ways to do business with the U.S. Navy.
The eighth annual event, hosted along with the Riverside Community College District’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the city of Corona, will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. using the Zoom platform. Virtual doors open at 8:30 a.m.
The Navy said it’s looking to forge connections with Inland Empire business owners and entrepreneurs during the event. It also wants to offer insight on current and future support needs for those looking to do business with the government.
The event will feature breakout rooms for manufacturers, resellers and service providers to engage in non-private discussions with panel members and subject matter experts.
Registration is open now at rccdptac.com/nswc-crna-industry-day-2020.
“There are a lot of opportunities for doing business with the Navy,” said Deputy Director for Small Business Programs Aubrey Lavitoria. “Our goal is to communicate that with our neighbors and open the doors for productive dialogue.”
Interested parties can contact Lavitoria at 951-393-4810 or visit the website for full event schedules and additional details.
IEHP project complete
An extensive makeover of the Inland Empire Health Plan’s Rancho Cucamonga campus is complete, according to SVA Architects.
The overhaul included renovating an existing office building to add a Center for Learning and Development as well as a large health and fitness center and ancillary office function.
SVA said interior renovations of this three-story project involved the first and second stories and encompassed a new health and fitness center, lobby, bike storage, office functions, refreshing lobbies, classrooms and assembly rooms, and 18,000 square feet of office space.
Exterior site work of 121,000 square feet renovated the grounds to with a new grand entrance staircase that connects this new building to the existing campus and acts as an outdoor assembly area.
Inland project begins
Work has begun on Agua Mansa Commerce Park, a 4.4 million-square-foot logistics project in the Inland Empire.
Newport Beach-based CT Realty is developing the center in a joint venture with PGIM Real Estate.
The firms bought the site from Denver-based Crestmore Development for an undisclosed price. Land values in the region put the overall estimated price somewhere around $200 million. The 206-acre project is CT’s third project to be developed with PGIM Real Estate in recent years.
The fully entitled project in Jurupa Valley has undergone significant predevelopment, CT Realty said, and site work will begin immediately. The firm expects shell completion on the first buildings by summer 2021.
Agua Mansa will have three buildings over 1 million square feet in a cross-dock design with 40-foot clear height, plus two buildings with approximately 200,000 square feet each and 32-foot clearance designed for regional last-mile distribution users.
CBRE represented the seller in the land sale, led by Darla Longo, Barbara Emmons Perrier and Dan De La Paz. CT Realty represented itself.
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