Amazon.com, Inc. plans to open its first fulfillment center in the state of North Dakota in Fargo. The site, which is anticipated to launch in 2021, will create 500 full-time jobs with industry leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.
At the new one million square-foot fulfillment center, employees will pack and ship large customer purchases such as sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles and other household goods.
Amazon will offer competitive pay, benefits from day one and training programs for in-demand jobs. Full-time employees receive comprehensive benefits, including full medical, vision and dental insurance and a 401(k) with 50 percent company match, starting on day one. The company also offers up to 20 weeks of maternal and parental paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new parents flexibility to support their growing families.
“Today is an exciting day for Amazon as we announce our first fulfillment center in North Dakota, bringing 500 full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and benefits to Fargo. Amazon leverages its scale for good and makes investments to support communities. We thank the local and state leaders for their support throughout the process, and we look forward to supporting the North Dakota community with great delivery options.” - Amazon Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment Alicia Boler Davis
“Team Fargo worked expeditiously to advance this monumental project, which is a substantial win for our metro area and the entire state of North Dakota. Amazon’s decision is additional proof that the greater Fargo region is one of the Midwest’s best epicenters for businesses to relocate or expand. We are elated to welcome Amazon to the City of Far More!" - Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney
“We’re excited and grateful for Amazon’s substantial investment and the hundreds of jobs it will bring to our state. This is a testament to North Dakota’s attractive business climate, appealing communities and the strong work ethic of our citizens, and we look forward to being part of the company’s growth.” - North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum
“This is a welcome investment in Fargo and the surrounding communities, bringing approximately 500 jobs to the region. That’s why we worked with the City of Fargo and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to secure the permit needed to construct the building on this property, and we look forward to its completion. Developments like this continue our state’s record of growth due to the business-friendly environment we’ve worked to build.” - United States Senator John Hoeven
“From the beginning of this project in late spring to our announcement today, it has been a pleasure working with City of Fargo staff and leadership to support Amazon on this exciting opportunity for our region. We look forward to our continued work with Ryan Companies on the construction of this impressive facility, and with Amazon supporting their workforce development and operational needs.” - Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Raso