Amazon announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in the state of Iowa in the city of Bondurant. The site, which is anticipated to launch in late 2020, will create 1,000 new full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.
“We are delighted to be opening our first Iowa fulfillment center in the city of Bondurant and look forward to creating 1,000 new, full-time jobs with Amazon’s $15 minimum wage and industry-leading benefits. The site will help us continue to serve customers with great delivery options and we appreciate the strong support from local and state leaders.”
Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment
At the new 645,000 square-foot fulfillment center employees will work alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics, and toys.
“The city of Bondurant is excited to welcome and work with Amazon, who is creating more than 1,000 jobs in our region. Amazon’s investment in our community will have [a] significant impact throughout the greater Des Moines region.”
Curt Sullivan, Mayor of Bondurant
Amazon has also pledged to invest over $700 million to provide upskilling training for 100,000 U.S. employees for in-demand jobs.
Programs will help Amazonians from all backgrounds access training to move into highly-skilled roles across the company’s corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centers, retails stores, and transportation network, or pursue career paths outside of Amazon.
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