Online retail giant Amazon is expanding its supply chain capacity with the addition of a further two fulfillment centres in Aurora, Illinois.

The facilities will create around 1,000 full-time jobs and will join the company's other Illinois centres operating in Edwardsville, Joliet and Romeoville, with another under construction in Monee. During the past two years, Amazon has announced eight fulfilment centres in Illinois.

"In just over two years, Illinois has proven itself to be an ideal location from which Amazon can continue offering customers our vast selection and superfast shipping speeds," says Akash Chauhan, Amazon's vice president of North American operations. "We're excited to be growing and creating even more full-time jobs that offer comprehensive benefits on day one as well as generous maternity and parental leave benefits."

The new facility joins Amazon's "robust" worldwide network of more than 125 fulfillment centres and over 20 sortation centres where the company uses high-end algorithms, robotics, machine learning and other technological innovations to increase delivery speeds for customers.

In August, Amazon unveiled its first branded air cargo plane amid an agreement to lease a fleet of 40 as the company eyes an expansion of its transportation network and greater supply chain capacity for its customers.

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