Amazon.com plans to open a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Kenosha, Wisconsin
, with estimates of creating more than 1,000 full-time jobs. At the new center, employees will pack and ship small items to customers like books, electronics or consumer goods.
"We are excited to join the Kenosha community, creating more than 1,000 full-time jobs at our new fulfillment center," said Mike Roth, Amazon's Vice President of North America operations. "We appreciate the state and local elected leaders who have supported Amazon coming to Wisconsin and we look forward to bringing jobs and investment to the state."
"We've worked hard over the last few years to turn the Wisconsin economy around and make our state a better place to create jobs. We are proud to welcome Amazon to Wisconsin and are thrilled with the more than 1,000 jobs their expansion will bring to our state. It shows our economy is growing, our reforms are working and we're headed in the right direction," said Gov. Scott Walker
. "This is excellent news for the Kenosha community and the state of Wisconsin as a whole."
"We appreciate all the parties involved working closely together to carefully curate the successful completion of this project," said Mayor Keith Bosman of Kenosha. "We're very proud to have a leading company like Amazon in the community and excited about the more than 1,000 full-time jobs with great pay and benefits that the company will create in Kenosha."