Amazon to hire 800 workers for new Rockford facility

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — On Friday, Amazon will begin hiring 800 workers for its new facility in Rockford, the company said on Thursday.

The jobs available will be for positions in the former Bon-Ton distribution center at 4650 Shepherd Trail, which is scheduled to open October 10th. The facility will operate as a fulfillment center and a production site.

Workers will print custom shirts, phones cases and pop sockets ordered on demand

“Our site is selling and producing what people are expressing themselves with and I think that’s a really interesting thing to see,” said Site Leader Fares Ibrahim. “So some of the most fun I’ve had is kind of walking to our printers and seeing, you know, what someone is buying.”

Positions will begin at $16 an hour. Those interested in applying can text “ROCKFORD” to “77088” or go to amazon.com/jobs starting Friday, September 10th.

The e-commerce giant currently operates an Amazon Prime Air hub at the Chicago Rockford International Airport and another fulfilment center in Beloit. Amazon is building a new delivery station near Rockford, off Baxter Road and I-39.

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