Amazon expands in Georgia

by MM&D Online Staff

SEATTLE, Washington—Amazon.com is planning a new fulfillment centre in Braselton, Georgia. When opened, Amazon will create more than 500 new full-time jobs at the facility.

The company currently has more than 1,500 full-time employees at its existing facilities in the state.

“We are excited to expand in the state of Georgia and add a new fulfillment centre to better serve our customers in the region,” said Akash Chauhan, vice president of Amazon’s North America Operations. “This facility will create hundreds of new jobs with competitive pay and great benefits starting on day one. From the local community to state leadership, we appreciate the tremendous support from elected officials for this project and we look forward to growing in the Peach State.”

Amazon employees at the new 600,000 square-foot fulfillment centre will pick, pack and ship large items for customers like household décor items, sporting equipment and gardening tools.

“Amazon’s decision to expand in Jackson County speaks to the strength and vitality of Georgia’s business-friendly environment,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “Georgia has a long-standing reputation for attracting leading businesses. We appreciate Amazon’s commitment to creating jobs in Georgia and wish them continued success in our state.”

“Braselton is delighted to welcome Amazon to the town,” said Town of Braselton Mayor Bill Orr. “We have outstanding corporate citizenship and Amazon is a great addition and fit for our community. Our town looks forward to partnering with Amazon and its employees.”