Amazon plans to open a new fulfillment center in Macon, Georgia. When opened, Amazon said it will create more than 500 new full-time jobs at the facility.
The company said it currently has more than 2,000 full-time employees in the state at three fulfillment centers located in Braselton, Lithia Springs and Union City.
Employees at the more than one million 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.
“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/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.”