E-commerce giant Amazon opens Fargo fulfillment center in North Dakota
E-commerce giant Amazon has opened a new one million-plus square foot fulfillment center in Fargo, the company’s first in North Dakota.
According to Amazon, the new facility in Fargo is a non-sortable fulfillment center. Associates at the center will be engaged in picking, packing, and shipping bulky or larger-sized customer items like outdoor equipment, patio furniture, or rugs.
North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum said: “North Dakota welcomes this significant investment, which will bring high paying jobs to our state, further connect North Dakotans into the global commerce system and increase the speed of delivery of products to our residents.”
Before starting operations in the Fargo fulfillment center, Amazon is said to have invested over $200 million in North Dakota between 2010 and 2020, which covers infrastructure and compensation to employees.
John Sabo — Amazon General Manager of Fargo fulfillment center said: “We are excited to have this fulfillment center up and running, which will allow us to deliver more packages, in a faster time frame, to our customers in North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota.
“We are committed to employing hundreds here in the Fargo-Moorhead region and to offering a very competitive employment package with opportunities for growth, advancement and post-secondary education.”