Amazon.com announced Monday it will be opening a warehouse in Joliet that is expected to create 1,000 new full-time jobs.
Employees at Amazon's 500,000 square-foot "fulfillment center" in Joliet will process orders for books, electronics and other small items.
"We are excited to create 1,000 great full-time jobs in Illinois with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on Day One," Mike Roth, Amazon's vice president of North America operations, said in a news release. "We are grateful for the support of local and state leadership in helping to bring Amazon to Illinois and we look forward to being an active member of the community."
Back in October, Amazon said it would be opening new facilities in Illinois, though it didn't specify at the time where they would be located.
"We are thrilled that Amazon has chosen Joliet as the location for its new Illinois fulfillment center," Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk added in the release. "The company is not only the leader in the e-commerce sector, but it also will create quality jobs for a diverse community throughout Joliet and Will County."