Hiring starts today for hundreds of associate positions
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 26, 2016--
Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans for a new fulfillment
center in Romeoville, Illinois. Amazon employees at the more than
750,000 square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship large
items to customers such as big-screen televisions, sports equipment or
kayaks, for example.
“We are excited to add this new fulfillment center in Romeoville,” said
Akash Chauhan, vice president of Amazon’s North America Operations.
“Expanding our footprint in Illinois brings hundreds and hundreds of
full-time jobs with competitive pay and great benefits starting on day
one to the state.”
“We are pleased to welcome Amazon to Romeoville. We have very few
vacancies, so we were fortunate that they found an existing building
that met their needs,” said Mayor John Noak. “Amazon continues to have a
major impact on our regional economy. We look forward to this
partnership, as e-commerce is an important sector in our future growth.”
Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a
comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company
stock awards starting on day one, as well as generous maternity and
parental leave benefits.
In addition to competitive wages and comprehensive benefits, Amazon also
offers employees innovative programs like Career Choice, where it will
pre-pay 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields,
regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.
Since the program’s launch four years ago, more than 7,000 employees in
10 countries have pursued degrees in game design and visual
communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.
Amazon is now hiring for associate roles at the Romeoville fulfillment
center. Additional details can be found at www.amazon.com/mdwjobs.
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than
competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational
excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping,
personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle
Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa
are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more
information, visit www.amazon.com/about.
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