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Amazon Ships One Billion Holiday Packages

Amazon completed more than one billion shipments during the 2016 holiday season. The Inland Empire played a significant role in that achievement, primarily because the region has the largest concentration of Amazon fulfillment centers in the state.

This year, new facilities were added in Eastvale and San Bernardino, joining others in Rialto, Redlands and Moreno Valley. Amazon employs 15,000 full-time people in the Inland Empire, including 2,000 each at the two new centers, and 5,500 in Moreno Valley. During the holidays, the seasonal workforce swelled to more than 8,000.

Amazon also added hundreds of orange-hued wheeled robots at the new facilities to pick products for shipment. The giant online retailer has deployed more than 45,000 robots in 20-plus fulfillment centers worldwide.

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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