New facility brings Georgia presence to four fulfillment centers
SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Oct. 31, 2017) announced plans for a new fulfillment center in Macon, Georgia. When opened, Amazon will create more than 500 new full-time jobs at the facility. The company currently has more than 2,000 full-time employees at three fulfillment centers located in Braselton, Lithia Springs and Union City.
“Georgia continues to be a great place for Amazon to do business and we look forward to adding a fulfillment center to better serve our customers in the region,” said Sanjay Shah, Amazon vice president of North America customer fulfillment. “Our new fulfillment center in Macon will create hundreds of full-time jobs with competitive pay and great benefits. We’re glad to be a part of the community and provide a positive economic impact for the region.”
“Amazon’s continued investment in our state speaks to our dedication to improve, expand and modernize Georgia’s logistics and distribution network,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. “As a top national distribution hub, suppliers can reach 80 percent of the U.S. population from Georgia in just a 2-day truck drive or a 2-hour flight. Our robust technology network and world-class logistics infrastructure have been immeasurably beneficial in attracting new business to Georgia and spurring growth for companies already operating here. Georgia’s strategic location, skilled workforce and innovative spirit are a perfect fit for Amazon’s innovative approach to business, as the company’s needs align with many of our key industries, from technology to distribution to connectivity.”
Employees at the more than 1,000,000-square-foot facility will pick, pack and ship large-sized items for customers, including household furniture, sporting equipment and gardening tools. Newly created jobs will include warehouse, management and supervisory positions. Employees at the fulfillment center will receive comprehensive benefits starting on day one, including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as 401(k) options, performance-based bonuses and company stock awards.
Amazon also offers full-time employees innovative programs like Career Choice, where the company will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.
“Once again, Macon-Bibb County has been selected as a great location for a business to expand its new logistics operation because of our location, our workforce, and our quality of life,” said Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert. “I’m delighted to welcome Amazon to Macon-Bibb, and I’m looking forward to helping them become a part of our community.”
“We are thrilled that Amazon continues to deepen its roots, and grow its presence in Georgia,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Amazon’s commitment to our state has transformed our technology and logistics infrastructure, and I am glad that Georgia continues to provide Amazon with the resources they need to continue to drive innovation all over the world. We are looking forward to a future filled with continued collaboration with one of the most recognizable technology powerhouses.”
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, interested candidates can visit www.amazondelivers.jobs.
The project is being developed in a partnership between Seefried Industrial Properties and an affiliate of USAA Real Estate Company. The Macon Bibb County Industrial Authority entitled and sold the property.
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Source: Amazon.com, Inc.