Amazon Adding 1,000 Jobs With Two New Illinois Fulfillment Centers

By Tonya Garcia Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Amazon.com Inc. said Tuesday that it will add more than 1,000 full-time jobs in two new Illinois fulfillment centers in Aurora. One will span nearly one million square feet and handle small items such as books and consumer goods. The other will be about 400,000 square feet and handle larger items like big-screen televisions. The e-commerce giant already has centers in Edwardsville, Joliet and Romeoville with another under construction in Monee. Amazon has announced eight fulfillment centers in Illinois over the past two years. Once the latest facilities open, the company will have more than 7,000 full-time Illinois staffers. Amazon shares are up 0.3% in premarket trading, and up 15.3% for the past 12 months. THe S&P 500 index is up 12.8% for the last year.

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