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Amazon opens first fulfillment center in North Dakota

Christian Fernsby |
Amazon’s new fulfillment center in Fargo is the largest structure in the State of North Dakota in terms of square footage and will be the workplace of hundreds of associates in the months and years ahead.

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The facility will continue hiring over the next few weeks.

On top of Amazon’s $15 minimum wage, the company offers full time employeesg benefits, which includes comprehensive healthcare, 401(k) with 50 percent match, and up to 20 weeks paid parental leave.

Amazon plans to expand the education and skills training benefits it offers to its U.S. employees with a total investment of $1.2 billion by 2025.

Through its popular Career Choice program, the company will fund full college tuition, as well as high school diplomas, GEDs, and English as a Second Language (ESL) proficiency certifications for its front line employees—including those who have been at the company for just three months.

Amazon is also adding three new education programs.

In non sortable fulfillment centers, like the new facility in Fargo, associates pick, pack, and ship bulky or larger sized customer items such as patio furniture, outdoor equipment, or rugs.

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