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An Amazon.com package is prepared for shipment in Palo Alto, Calif. The company is adding 200 full-time jobs in Grand Forks. Associated Press

Amazon.com to create 200 jobs in Grand Forks

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GRAND FORKS - Amazon.com will be adding 200 full-time jobs in the city, a 50 percent increase in its labor force, an economic development official told the City Council on Tuesday.

Klaus Thiessen, president of the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corp., said the new jobs and the investment in additional office space serves to "anchor" the Seattle-based online retailer in the area.

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