Amazon opens its first distribution center in North Dakota | Business
FARGO, North Dakota – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sep 20, 2021–
Amazon’s new Fulfillment Center in Fargo is operational. Employees began working at the new, over 1 million square foot facility on Sunday, September 19. The new center is the largest structure in the state of North Dakota (in terms of square footage) and will be the place of work for hundreds of associates in the months and years to come.
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Fargo ND Fulfillment Center associates celebrate the opening of the facility on September 20, 2021 (Photo: Business Wire)
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“North Dakota welcomes this significant investment, which will create well-paying jobs in our state, further connect North Dakotas to the global trading system and accelerate the delivery of products to our residents,” said the Governor of Dakota of North, Doug Burgum.
The establishment will continue to hire over the next few weeks. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit https://amazon.force.com/ to learn more and to apply online.
In addition to Amazon’s $ 15 minimum wage, the company offers its full-time employees industry-leading benefits, which include full health care, 401 (k) with 50% match and up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave.
As announced on September 9, Amazon plans to expand the education and skills training benefits it offers to its US employees with a total investment of $ 1.2 billion by 2025. Through its program popular Career Choice, the company will also fund the full tuition fee. as high school diplomas, GEDs and English as a Second Language (ESL) proficiency certifications for its frontline employees, including those who have only been with the company for three months. Amazon is also adding three new training programs to provide employees with the opportunity to learn skills in data center maintenance and technology, IT, user experience, and business design. research.
“We are delighted that this distribution center is up and running, which will allow us to deliver more packages, on a faster basis, to our customers in North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota. We are committed to employing hundreds of people here in the Fargo-Moorhead area and delivering a very competitive job mix with opportunities for growth, advancement and post-secondary education, ”said John Sabo, Managing Director from Amazon, Fargo.
In non-sortable distribution centers, like Fargo’s new location, associates select, pack and ship bulky or larger customer items, such as patio furniture, outdoor equipment, or rugs. Amazon’s first investment in the state was a delivery station in West Fargo, which is still operational and thriving.
Prior to starting operations at Fargo’s new distribution center, the company had invested more than $ 200 million in North Dakota (2010-2020), including infrastructure and employee compensation. Other direct and state-wide impacts include more than 2,000 North Dakota small and medium-sized business vendors and independent authors who do business with Amazon and over $ 150 million added to GDP. the State according to the investments of the company.
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