New Amazon facilities in Elkhart County will employ 1,000

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ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- Amazon announced Thursday it plans to open a robotics fulfillment center and a delivery station in Elkhart County. The new facilities will employ more than 1,000 people, the company said.

The 800,000 square-foot fulfillment center is where the orders will be filled with the assistance of Amazon's robotics technology.

The 180,000 square foot delivery station will "power the last mile of Amazon's order process."

The starting wage for fulfillment and transportation jobs is $18 an hour.

Amazon says both the fulfillment center and delivery station will open in 2023.

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