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Amazon to open two fulfillment centres in Illinois
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Jun '16
Amazon.com has announced plans to open two fulfillment centres in Edwardsville and Illinois to create more than 1,000 full-time jobs between the facilities when they open.

“Illinois has been a great place to do business for Amazon and we look forward to adding two additional fulfillment centres and creating another 1,000 full-time jobs with benefits on day one in the state,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations.

“The elected officials throughout the city and state have been very supportive of Amazon and we thank them for helping make this possible. We’re excited to soon call Edwardsville home and become an active member of this vibrant community,” Chauhan added.

Both fulfillment centres will span more than 700,000 square-feet each where employees will pick, pack and ship items for customers. One of the buildings will specialise in handling larger items like big-screen televisions, sports equipment or kayaks and the other building will handle smaller items such as books, toys and electronics.

“We would like to thank Amazon for selecting Edwardsville as the location for their newest fulfillment centers. The construction of these two enormous warehouse buildings in the Gateway and Lakeview Commerce Centres will employ hundreds of construction professionals and bring over 1,000 full-time jobs to our region. The professional staffs from the City of Edwardsville, Madison County and the State of Illinois worked seamlessly with our local developers to deliver a much needed employment opportunity for our talented workforce. We are excited to show Amazon the quality of life that makes Edwardsville a great place to live, work and play,” stated Mayor Hal Patton of Edwardsville. (NA)

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