Amazon Announces Plans to Hire People for More Than 120,000 U.S. Jobs for Holiday Season

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Amazon announced Thursday that it will be create more than 120,000 positions within their U.S. fulfillment and sortation centers and customer service sites.

“We prepare year round for the holidays and we’re excited to hire for over 120,000 positions this season to help delight our customers. We look forward to welcoming back holiday employees who return year-after-year to Amazon and welcome new faces to the team, many of whom will continue on with regular, full-time roles with the company after the holidays.”

— Amazon

Summer 2017 Amazon announced it will be taking over a 438,000-sq.-ft. warehouse site in the Crest Hill Business Park with employment for several hundred people, plus several hundred more jobs during the peak holiday seasons – a huge economic boost for the city.

The business park location and added infrastructure improvements to the site were a big draw for Crest Hill. The warehouse building was already constructed on spec, and the city worked with the developer to put in another road that diverted traffic away from residential areas and rerouted traffic to an easier, faster path to Interstates 55 and 80.

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