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Amazon announces first Iowa fulfillment center

By Lauren Fruncillo February 12, 2020 - 7:00 am

Amazon have recently announced that a shiny new fulfillment center is due to be opened in Bondurant, Iowa. The new center in the US state is just another step in the companies continuous expansion to reach more people. 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. Looking after your staff is an important part of a successful business, that’s what Amazon adverts say inviting the world to see for themselves at their warehouse tours which Chris and I will be organising as soon as availability is announced in March. Please stand by for further details.

“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, vice president of global customer fulfillment, Amazon.

“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,”
– Senator Zach Nunn (R-Bondurant).

At the new fulfillment center employees will be work alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys.

“We are excited that Amazon is establishing a highly advanced robotic sortation center in Bondurant. Amazon’s project in Iowa further demonstrates the region is a logistics and technology hub and adds to the presence of other major tech companies with operations here,”
“This project shows that Iowa continues to be recognized nationally as a top place for businesses to relocate or expand.”
Jay Byers, CEO, the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

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