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Monee Mayor Jay Farquhar Announces New Amazon Warehouse Facility to Open in Monee

NEWS RELEASE: August 30, 2016
Contact: Ruben Bautista

Monee Mayor Jay Farquhar Announces New Amazon Warehouse Facility to Open in Monee
New facility is expected to add more than 2,000 jobs in the Village of Monee

(Monee, IL) – Today, Village of Monee Mayor Jay Farquhar officially announced the opening of an 850,000+ square foot Amazon fulfillment center in Monee.

The Amazon facility has been a priority under Mayor Farquhar’s administration and has been a project in the works for nearly 2 years.

“Without question, this has been a team effort and we couldn’t have achieved this without coordinated leadership and collaborative support from various agencies,” Farquhar said. “I thank Governor Bruce Rauner and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), John Greuling at Will County Center for Economic Development, and Will County Executive Larry Walsh for helping us get this deal done. Certainly projects like this couldn’t be achieved without the support of our legislators at the federal, state, county and especially at the local level. We needed all hands on deck and with everyone helping, we can now officially welcome Amazon to Monee.”

Mayor Farquhar said he was pleased at the latitude given by the village board to him and his staff to work with Seefried Industrial Properties in recruiting this project, which will bring approximately 10 times more jobs to Monee than any prior single economic development project.

Monee has taken a proactive role in becoming more business-friendly. Under Mayor Farquhar’s leadership the Village of Monee now has a full-time Economic Development Director, an enhanced Building Services Department, restructured TIF districts, and the incorporation of new Enterprise Zone along with regional advertising and participation in business recruiting events.

“Economic development is the product of a total team effort,” Farquhar said. “We have a good team of people working tirelessly for the Village of Monee and the end result is a major employer coming to Monee. Our team will continue to work to make Monee an even better place to live and to work.”

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Monee Village Clerk Wayne Haser and Mayor Jay Farquhar at Amazon Fulfillment Center

Monee Village Clerk Wayne Haser and Mayor Jay Farquhar at Amazon Fulfillment Center



Amazon Fullfillment Center at 6605 Monee-Manhattan Road

Amazon Fullfillment Center at 6605 Monee-Manhattan Road, Monee, IL 60449







Amazon to Open Fulfillment Center in Monee, Continuing Growth in Illinois
(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 29, 2016– Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in Monee, Ill. At the more than 850,000-square-foot facility, hundreds and hundreds of Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and consumer goods.

“We place our fulfillment centers close to customers to provide the fastest possible delivery times, and the growth in Illinois is directly tied to our increasing customer demand,” said Akash Chauhan, vice president of Amazon’s North America Operations. “Illinois is a great state to do business, and we are happy to be expanding there to serve customers.”

Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one, as well as generous maternity and parental leave benefits.

“We feel very fortunate that Amazon has decided to build another fulfillment center in Will County, bringing the total facilities here to four,” said Will County Executive Lawrence Walsh. “It’s very exciting to think that Amazon could soon be employing thousands and thousands of full-time employees in the area. We look forward to the Monee site opening.”

In addition to competitive wages and comprehensive benefits, Amazon also offers employees innovative programs like Career Choice, where it will pre-pay 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch four years ago, more than 7,000 employees in 10 countries have pursued degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.

To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.amazondelivers.jobs.

The project is being developed by RELP Bailly, LLC, an affiliate of USAA Real Estate.

About Amazon
In addition to competitive wages and comprehensive benefits, Amazon also offers employees innovative programs like Career Choice, where it will pre-pay 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch four years ago, more than 7,000 employees in 10 countries have pursued degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.

source article: www.amazon.com/pr