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Amazon bringing 2,000 jobs to second Joliet warehouse


Amazon plans to more than double its presence in Joliet, adding a second warehouse that it says will add more than 2,000 full-time jobs to the 1,500 it announced last summer at its first Illinois warehouse.

And the state is rolling out the welcome mat, offering the online retail giant additional tax breaks expected to be worth at least $2 million a year for a decade.

Amazon hopes to have the second, 700,000-square-foot warehouse — from where smaller items like books, toys and electronics will be picked, packed and shipped — open by the fall, in time for the holiday shopping season, said John Grueling, president and CEO of the Will County Center for Economic Development, who described the news as “a huge win for Will County…” Please click here to read Kim Janssen’s story in the Tribune. Related stories are in Crain’s Chicago Business  the Sun-Times and The Herald-News,

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