Amazon opens first robotics center in Illinois

Amazon recently opened its doors for the first time to its first robotics center in Illinois. The over 800,000 square foot fulfillment center in Monee has more than 2,000 full-time, full-benefit employees who pick, pack and ship smaller customer items such as books, electronics, and toys. The facility features innovative technology such as Amazon Robotics that assist employees in fulfilling customer orders.

In addition to competitive wages, full‐time Amazon employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits starting on day one including healthcare, 401(k) with 50 percent match, stock, bonuses and a network of support to help employees succeed. Amazon also offers regular full-time employees maternity and paternity leave benefits and access to innovative programs like Career Choice, where Amazon will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.

“We’re grateful for the outpouring of support and enthusiasm Monee has given us for Amazon’s first robotics fulfillment center in Illinois,” said Jeff Messenger, General Manager of Amazon’s Monee fulfillment center. “Amazon is committed to long-term investment in the Greater Chicagoland Area, and we have created more than 10,000 full-time, full-benefit associate jobs in the state. In addition to the great jobs inside our buildings, we’re also creating pathways for local sellers to grow their business and reach new customers through the Amazon marketplace.”