New Amazon warehouse in Joliet to create 1,000 jobs

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Monday, August 10, 2015
The Amazon logo outside a logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, France. (FILE)

JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) -- Amazon says its new warehouse coming to Joliet will create 1,000 jobs when it opens.

Amazon is planning a nearly 500,000-square-foot fulfillment center where workers will process items such as books and electronics.

Workers must have a high school diploma or the equivalent and must be able to lift up to 49 pounds.