SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2016--
Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today 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
“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
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.
“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
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.
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.amazondelivers.jobs.
The project is being developed by RELP Bailly, LLC, an affiliate of USAA
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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