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Amazon announced plans to build a new fulfillment center at the border of Gwinnett and DeKalb Counties. The online retail giant expects the new center to create 1,000 new jobs.
“I am excited to announce that Amazon will expand its operations here in Georgia,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “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 will lease a built-to-suit building, which will be developed by Seefried Industrial Properties, and cover acreage in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.
Employees at the 700,000 square foot facility will pick, pack, and ship customer orders.
In addition, Amazon will hire for roles in human resources, operations management, safety, security, finance, and information technology.
“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 at 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.”
“We’re proud to have Amazon expanding their footprint in Georgia and thrilled to have them in Gwinnett,” said Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chair Charlotte Nash. “The distribution center brings a tremendous financial investment, representing 1,000 new jobs and numerous business opportunities for the local economy.”