Amazon.com Inc.’s distribution center planned for Kenosha, and its 1,100 full-time jobs, will carry an impact that resonates well beyond that city, local officials said Monday.

The facility, with just over 1 million square feet, will likely draw employees, including hundreds of seasonal workers, from other communities in southeastern Wisconsin, said Mayor Keith Bosman.

“It’s very accessible,” Bosman said about the center’s location, north of 38th St./Highway N and east of 108th Ave. That site is just east of I-94, about 30 miles south of downtown Milwaukee.

Bosman said the full-time job count will likely be more than 1,100 employees. The average wage will be just over $13 an hour for around 850 employees who fulfill orders for Amazon customers, he said.

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Last Modified: October 8, 2013

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