Amazon opening fulfillment center in Livonia, bringing hundreds of jobs

- Online retailer Amazon.com plans to open a new fulfillment center in Michigan.

The company plans to hire at least 1,000 new employees to staff a center in Livonia. That project is expected to cost about $90 million. The update came as the Michigan Strategic Fund approved a $7.5 million grant for Amazon.

"We're proud to welcome Amazon to Livonia and applaud the collaboration that took place to bring this significant capital investment and new, well-paying jobs to our community," said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans in a statement. "Time is everything in today's global market, and Wayne County was glad to do our part to ensure Amazon has the public infrastructure it needs to support its e-commerce operations."

Another fulfillment center is planned to open in Aurora, Illinois, which will also add more than 1,000 full-time jobs.

The company currently has Illinois fulfillment centers operating in Edwardsville, Joliet and Romeoville with another fulfillment center under construction in Monee. During the past two years, Amazon has announced eight fulfillment centers in Illinois.

The Associated Press contributed to this report 


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