Amazon Staffing Up In Chicago Area

Bob Roberts
October 09, 2018 - 5:48 pm

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)


MUNDELEIN (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Amazon is hiring, and an all-day job fair Tuesday drew a steady stream of prospective employees to a hotel in Mundelein.        

The online retailing giant hopes to fill 6,000 seasonal and full-time jobs over the next 10 days for its warehouse facilities in Mundelein, North Chicago, Morton Grove, Wood Dale, Crest Hill, Joliet and Lisle. 

It also is hiring Shopper Team employees, both part-time and full-time, at its Wood Dale facility.

Some applicants are being offered part-time and full-time jobs on the spot. As of Nov. 1, pay will be $15 an hour.

Some applicants came on their own, while family members and friends of others waited anxiously outside the conference room in the Doubletree Hotel on Illinois 83 in Mundelein.

“I need this job because you can’t really live life without a job,” said Gladys Valadez, of Palatine, who has been out of work for three months.

The Amazon website tells applicants the company is opening positions each day.

One Amazon employee told a group of applicants, “Work hard and volunteer and you will go places.’