Amazon fulfillment centre for Illinois

by MM&D Online Staff

SEATTLE, Washington—Amazon.com, Inc plans to open a nearly 500,000-square-foot fulfillment centre in Joliet, Illinois. The site, which will create 1,000 full-time jobs when it opens, is the company’s first in the state.

“We are thrilled that Amazon has chosen Joliet as the location for its new Illinois fulfillment center,” said City of Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk. “The company is not only the leader in the e-commerce sector, but it also will create quality jobs for a diverse community throughout Joliet and Will County.”

Amazon employees at the fulfillment center will process smaller items, such as books, electronics and consumer goods.

“We welcome Amazon to Joliet and Will County and look forward to a long successful partnership,”  said John Greuling, president and CEO of the Will County Center for Economic Development.