Once fully operational, the facility will employ more than 1,000 workers and enhance delivery to customers in the Northern Twin Cities Metro Area
MINNEAPOLISWorkers in Minnesota’s newest Amazon facility are now sorting and preparing packages for delivery, promising even faster service for thousands of customers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The Sortation Center, located at 10440 89th Avenue in Maple Grove, received its first shipment on Wednesday, October 27th.
“The City of Maple Grove is thankful for the continued investment in the community by Amazon. The new sortation center provides additional employment opportunities for residents as well as an increase to the tax base. The new facility will also provide residents and businesses with an increased ability to receive and send shipments on a timely basis. Amazon has been a great partner over the past few years, and the city looks forward to building upon the relationship into the future. The ongoing commitment from our businesses supports Maple Grove’s place as a premier destination to live and work,” Maple Grove Mayor Mark Steffenson said.
Associates have spent the past couple of weeks ramping up operations while receiving, storing and sending out packages for delivery.
“We are thrilled to open this facility in the North Metro, further increasing the speed of our delivery network. Our location was chosen based on data and customer needs and we’re proud to be a part of Maple Grove, as both a partner and employer. We bring Amazon’s state-of-the-art technology and commitment to worker safety to the region, and we look forward to growing alongside our community,” Site Leader Tommy Johns explained.
While the facility increases its production, Human Resources leaders will also continue hiring hundreds of residents to help meet customer orders (www.amazon.com/apply). Full-time, part-time and “flex” employment shifts are available to meet the unique needs of every prospective employee. New hires are eligible for $3,000 signing bonuses and can earn more than $18/hour, and full-time employees are immediately provided with full benefits which include medical, dental, and a 50% match on 401k plans. Within 90 days of their start date, new hires also become eligible for Amazon’s Career Choice program, in which the company pays for full college tuition.
Amazon leverages its scale for good and makes investments to support communities. Between 2010 and 2020, Amazon created more than 6,500 jobs in Minnesota and invested more than $3 billion across the state, including infrastructure and compensation to our employees. These investments have contributed an additional $3 billion in GDP to the Minnesota economy and have helped create over 9,000 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s direct hires – from jobs in construction and logistics to professional services. In addition, more than 21,000 independent authors and small and medium businesses in the state are selling to customers in Amazon’s store, creating thousands of additional jobs across the state.
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