Amazon.com (AMZN) is expanding its presence in Georgia.
The company on Tuesday announced that it would bring a new fulfillment center to Macon that will create over 500 full-time jobs.
The e-commerce giant already employs over 2,000 full-time employees in the Georgia towns of 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 VP 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”
Workers at the new 1,000 square-foot center will pack and ship large-sized items for customers, including household furniture, sporting equipment, and gardening tools.
“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,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. “Our robust technology network and world-clbad logistics infrastructure have been immeasurably beneficial in attracting new business to Georgia and spurring growth for companies already operating here.”
Shares of Amazon were lower in afternoon trading on Tuesday.
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