Amazon says it is still hiring for recently opened facilities in Joliet and Romeoville, which will employ more than 2,000 workers.
Both facilities opened in late September, a company spokeswoman said.
“They’re opening in stages,” Romeoville Mayor John Noak said of the Amazon fulfillment center in that town.
Amazon would not say Thursday how many people will work at the Romeoville fulfillment center. But Noak said the company informed Romeoville that the number is 600, with more people being hired on a seasonal basis. The company is in the process of hiring 6,000 seasonal employees throughout the Chicago area, spokeswoman Nina Lindsay said.
Amazon in a news release stated that the Joliet and Romeoville fulfillment centers will employ more than 2,000 full-time employees and are still hiring. Lindsay would not say how many people will be hired at each facility. The company in May said the Joliet fulfillment center would employ about 2,000 workers.
Amazon also has another fulfillment center in Joliet, which opened in 2015 and employs 1,500 workers.
The company announced hirings at the new local centers as part of a general announcement that it is hiring more than 120,000 people for seasonal positions throughout the United States at its fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites.
Noak said hiring is generally healthy in Romeoville, where this week Blain’s Farm & Fleet opened a store and Presence Health opened a health care facility.
“People are very excited about the opportunities at Amazon – with all the opportunities we have,” Noak said. “We have hundreds of job openings here in