SEATTLE, Washington - An Amazon fulfillment center is officially being built in Bondurant.
Amazon confirmed the code-name Project Bluejay in a news release this morning.
Amazon says the 645 square foot center should be finished by late this year and create about one-thousand full-time jobs.
The center will be used to pick and pack items for distribution.
Amazon has a minimum wage of $15.00 an hour. Republican state Senator Zach Nunn of Bondurant called the announcement jet-fuel for Iowa’s future.
“We are delighted to be opening our first Iowa fulfillment center in the city of Bondurantand look forward to creating 1,000 new, full-time jobs with Amazon’s$15 minimum wage and industry-leading benefits,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “The site will help us continue to serve customers with great delivery options and we appreciate the strong support from local and state leaders.”