- 16 October 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
Following its announcement this week to invest in Idaho for the first time, Amazon has now revealed it is to build a new fulfilment centre (FC) in Channahon, Illinois, and create 500 jobs in the city.
The fulfilment centre is for large customer items such as patio furniture, kayaks, bikes and white goods. The unit is to be more than 1 million square feet in size. The online giant already employs more than 1,000 staff in the state.
“Illinois is a great place to do business and we are excited to continue our growth and investment in the state with our new fulfilment centre in Channahon,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s Vice President of Global Customer Fulfilment. “Since 2010, Amazon has invested more than $4 billion in the state through its local fulfilment centre and cloud infrastructure, research facilities, and compensation to thousands of employees in the state. We are excited to create more than 500 new full-time jobs, in addition to the 11,000 current employees across the state, who receive industry-leading pay and benefits starting on day one.”
“This significant jobs announcement is another sign that Illinois’ future is bright, and I’m excited to see Amazon build on its investment in Illinois with 500 new jobs in the south suburbs,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Illinois is the transportation hub of the Midwest, and our workforce is among the best in the world. We welcome and celebrate this new fulfilment centre and the economic growth it will create in these communities and in our state.”