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Amazon to open second center in Joliet, Ill., create 2,000 full-time jobs

Staff writer | announced plans to open its second fulfillment center in Joliet, Illinois.

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The company will create more than 2,000 full-time jobs at the facility in addition to the 1,500 full-time employees currently working at its existing Joliet facility.

“We have found an abundance of talent in Joliet and we are excited to bring a new fulfillment center to the city and create 2,000 great full-time jobs with benefits,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations.

"By expanding its investments and operations in Illinois, Amazon will employ thousands more hardworking residents to grow our economy,” Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said.

Amazon employees at the new 700,000 square-foot Joliet fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship smaller items to customers like books, toys and electronics.

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.

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.

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