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Amazon Expands in Illinois, Opening New Site in Romeoville

Hiring starts today for hundreds of associate positions

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 26, 2016-- (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.

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