Amazon.com, Inc. announced plans to open a nearly 500,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Joliet, Illinois, and expects to create 1,000 full-time jobs upon its opening. The site is the company’s first in the state. The project is being developed by GLP.
“We are excited to create 1,000 great full-time jobs in Illinois with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on Day One,” Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations, said. “We are grateful for the support of local and state leadership in helping to bring Amazon to Illinois and we look forward to being an active member of the community.”
City of Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk, said they are thrilled that Amazon has chosen Joliet as the location for its new Illinois fulfillment center. He added that 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.