Amazon to build two robotic fulfillment centers in Chicago’s south suburbs

Amazon is going to build two new Robotics fulfillment centers in Matteson and Markham, Illinois. Attorney Brian Liston from Liston & Tsantilis, P.C. successfully negotiated key real estate tax incentives with School Districts 159 and 227 in Matteson for Seefried Industrial Properties, who will build the fulfillment centers.

The Amazon development will bring 2,000 jobs to the Southland. Each warehouse will be approximately 850,000 square feet and will be the first of their kind in Cook County using the newest generation of Amazon robots to help sort and ship goods ordered online.

“Future employees will work alongside Amazon’s most innovative robotic technology to safely and efficiently pick, pack and ship smaller customer orders such as books, electronics, toys and household goods,” Liston said.

According to Governor J.B. Pritzker, Amazon already has 17 facilities employing 18,000 employees. He said these warehouses came at a critical time for the region, with so many people out of work from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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