Amazon is building a new fulfillment center in Jefferson, Georgia that'll create 1,000 new full-time jobs at the facility.
The company currently has more than 1,500 full-time employees at its existing Georgia facilities, according to an Amazon news release.
“Georgia has been a great place to do business for Amazon and we look forward to adding a new fulfillment center to better serve our customers in the region,” Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s Vice President of North American operations, stated in the news release. “Our new fulfillment center in Jefferson will create 1,000 full-time jobs with competitive pay and great benefits starting on day one of employment.”
The planned 850,000 square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship large items for customers like household furniture, sporting equipment and gardening tools, according to the news release.