New Cedar Rapids FedEx Facility Set To Hire Hundreds
If you are looking for seasonal work in the Cedar Rapids area, look no further than FedEx. The shipping company is set to open its new multi-million dollar Cedar Rapids facility and will hire hundreds of workers in time for the holiday rush.
The Corridor Business Journal reports that the new facility is located at 1035 Commerce Park Dr. SW in Cedar Rapids. The 480,000-square-foot building cost $108 million to construct. Construction began last summer, and according to the CBJ, the center is set to open on October 31st. FedEx officials say that the new center will process 15,000 packages per hour using automated sorting systems and other technology.
The best news of all is that the center needs more employees! The CBJ reports that FedEx is looking to hire nearly 300 new team members for the holiday season. Many of the hires will also be able to remain with the company after the holiday rush. Positions include a mix of full and part-time and will join the nearly 300 existing workers at the center.
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