By Kevin Haas
    Rock River Current

    ROCKFORD — Amazon is hiring 800 people to work in its new fulfillment center and production site on the city’s north side.

    The warehouse jobs are for Amazon’s new site in the former Bon-Ton distribution center at 4650 Shepherd Trail, which is scheduled to open Oct. 10. Bon-Ton, the parent company of Bergner’s and other retail stores, closed its distribution center there in 2018 after filing for bankruptcy, according to the Rockford Register Star.

    Jobs at Amazon’s fulfillment center start at $16 an hour. If you’re interested in applying, text ROCKFORD to 77088 or go to

    Amazon is also building a distribution center in the Rock 39 Industrial Park off Baxter Road. That facility is expected to open in mid-2022.
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