Discount retailer Ross among companies expected to bring new jobs to Kern County

Discount retailer Ross among companies expected to bring new jobs to Kern County
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A major retailer is moving to the area and bringing with it more than 1,000 jobs.

Eyewitness News has learned that discount retailer Ross Dress for Less has purchased a 160-acre property in Shafter. The land is expected to be the site of a 1.7 million-square-foot distribution center.

With the distribution center comes the expected creation of 1,500 new Kern County jobs. The center would be located inside the Paramount Logistics Park on 7Th Standard Road just east of Santa Fe Way.

The same area is also home to the International Trade and Transportation Center and large retailer Target. Eyewitness News doesn't know when construction will begin.