Amazon to open first Iowa FC

Amazon is to open its first fulfilment centre in the US state of Iowa later this year. The Bondurant FC is to create 1,000 new full-time jobs.

“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,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “The site will help us continue to serve customers with great delivery options and we appreciate the strong support from local and state leaders.”

“Amazon’s announcement is jet-fuel for Iowa’s future. Amazon’s investment in East Polk County, and the Bondurant community ushers in a new era of innovation, with lasting benefits for employees, our citizens, our local businesses, and our state. Bondurant’s partnership with Amazon’s fulfillment center will spark growth for Main Street entrepreneurs, builds on Iowa’s high standard of living, and will improve hometown quality of life for families across Iowa,” noted Senator Zach Nunn (R-Bondurant).

Employees at the 645,000 square foot FC will work alongside its robots to pick, pack and ship small items to customers in the state including books, electronics and toys.

“The city of Bondurant has seen tremendous growth and success over the last decade. Today’s announcement by Amazon will add another chapter to our city’s story. This is great news for the hundreds of Iowans who will be employed at the fulfillment center as well as the people of Bondurant,” noted State Representative Brian Lohse.

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