SEATTLE — Amazon.com announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in Monee, Ill. At the more than 850,000-square-foot facility, hundreds and hundreds of Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and consumer goods.
Monee is a village in Will County, Illinois. Amazon.com has also recently announced plans to open facilities in Joliet, Edwardsville and Romeoville and hire thousands of workers. The company’s release didn’t specify how many people would work at the Monee site.
The company has said that more than 2,000 jobs would be located in Joliet and 1,000 jobs in Edwardsville.
“We place our fulfillment centers close to customers to provide the fastest possible delivery times, and the growth in Illinois is directly tied to our increasing customer demand,” said Akash Chauhan, vice president of Amazon’s North America Operations. “Illinois is a great state to do business, and we are happy to be expanding there to serve customers.”
“We feel very fortunate that Amazon has decided to build another fulfillment center in Will County, bringing the total facilities here to four,” said Will County Executive Lawrence Walsh. “It’s very exciting to think that Amazon could soon be employing thousands and thousands of full-time employees in the area. We look forward to the Monee site opening.”
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