Economic Development Highlights

Posted on: August 9, 2016

HUNDREDS OF NEW JOBS COMING TO ROMEOVILLE

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Romeoville continues to bring in numerous new businesses each year which have helped the community generate an average of over 1,000 jobs annually for the last five years. The most recent announcements include Amazon and Blain's Farm and Fleet, which together will hire over 700 employees at their Romeoville locations. “We are fortunate to be able to continue our pace of growth which has added thousands of new jobs over the last few years,” said Mayor John Noak.

• Blain’s Farm and Fleet is hiring for all positions at their new Romeoville location. A job fair will be held Tuesday, August 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center, 55 Phelps, Romeoville.

• The new Amazon fulfillment center is hiring for associate positions. Beginning this Fall, employees at the more than 750,000-square-foot facility will pick, pack and ship large items to customers such as big-screen televisions, sports equipment and kayaks.

Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one, as well as generous maternity and parental leave benefits. Additional details can be found by clicking here.

• Peacock Foods at 1001 W Crossroads Pkwy. is hiring. Peacock Foods is a leading innovator in food manufacturing, packaging and supply chain solutions. For more information, click here.

• Ashley Furniture 1045 W. Crossroads Pkwy. In less than 10 years, Ashley Furniture HomeStore has become the No. 1 selling furniture store brand in the world and the No. 1 retailer of furniture and bedding in the United States with jobs in Manufacturing, Retail, Professional/Corporate, and the Distribution Center. For more information, click here.

For information on available jobs in Romeoville and the Will County area, please click here.

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