Amazon to Expand in Illinois With Two Fulfillment Centers totaling 1.4 MSF in Aurora

AURORA, ILL. — Amazon has unveiled plans to open two new fulfillment centers in Aurora, about 45 miles west of Chicago. The facilities will add more than 1,000 jobs. Amazon currently has fulfillment centers in Edwardsville, Joliet and Romeoville. A center is also under construction in Monee, about 40 miles south of Chicago. At the nearly 1 million-square-foot facility in Aurora, employees will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and consumer goods. The other fulfillment center, spanning 400,000 square feet, will specialize in handling larger items.

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