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Amazon to start hiring for 800 jobs in Rockford

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — Rockford's new Amazon site is getting ready to fill hundreds of jobs!

Starting Sept. 10, the company will start hiring 800 jobs to fill dozens of openings before the new fulfilment center opens on Oct. 10.

Amazon says it is hiring for warehouse positions which start at $16 per hour.

The positions will be for the Amazon's new delivery station in Winnebago County.

The 141,000 square foot delivery station is where customer orders are prepared for last-mile delivery to the customers. The new location will be the fourth Amazon location in the Stateline.

The e-commerce giant is opening a fulfillment center at the former Bon-Ton distribution center on Shepard Trail. It also operates the Amazon Prime Air hub at the Chicago Rockford International Airport and opened a fulfillment center in Beloit.

Those interested in applying can text "ROCKFORD" to "77088" or by going to starting on Friday, Sept. 10.

Amazon is also hosting an in-person community engagement event on Sept. 16 where people can apply. The event will be from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at 4021 Morsay Dr. in Rockford.

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