Amazon 700K-Square-Foot Distribution Center Coming to Georgia
ATLANTA, GA - The Peach State is feeling all the warm and fuzzies—get it? Peaches are fuzzy!—from Amazon, after the retailer made the decision to build a new facility in Atlanta. City Governor Brian P. Kemp made the official announcement for the e-tail giant last week, in which he disclosed that the facility will occupy acreage in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.
“Amazon is proud to serve customers across Georgia and throughout the southeast region of the United States,” said Roy Perticucci, Vice President of Customer Fulfillment, Amazon. “Amazon has found an outstanding workforce, strong local support, and incredible customers in the state, and we look forward to creating 1,000 new, full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and benefits on day one.”
The 700,000-square-foot facility, which is currently being developed by Seefried Industrial Properties for Amazon to lease, will focus entirely on shipping customer orders to the region.
“I am excited to announce that Amazon will expand its operations here in Georgia,” said Governor Kemp in the announcement. “This announcement demonstrates that the Peach State has proven itself as a leading competitor for investment from the world’s most revered companies, and I am excited for the opportunities that this new facility will create for hardworking Georgians in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.”
Amazon is currently hiring employees in the human resources, operations management, safety, security, finance, and information technology departments.
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