DORAVILLE — Amazon plans to open a new metro Atlanta delivery station in Doraville and has purchased property in the city for the new station.
The new station will power Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers inside and outside of the I-285 perimeter.
“The City of Doraville is excited to add Amazon to our community,” said Chris Eldridge, Doraville City Manager. “This project is a great example of local governments working together seamlessly to facilitate economic development. I expect this to be one of several economic development wins Doraville will be able to announce in the coming months.”
Delivery Stations power the last mile of Amazon’s order process and help increase efficiency of deliveries for customers. Packages are shipped to delivery stations from neighboring Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers and loaded into vehicles to get delivered to customers.
“DeKalb County will continue to attract innovative, best-in-class brands like Amazon because of our highly skilled workforce, diverse community and multi-modal transportation network,” said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond. “I look forward to seeing more job opportunities added to the County that will result in getting DeKalb residents working. Welcome Amazon! We’re glad you’re making DeKalb County home!”
The new delivery station will create hundreds of full time and part time jobs, paying a minimum of $15 per hour and offering a variety of benefits packages from day one.
This delivery station will be Amazon’s seventh delivery station in the metro Atlanta area and eighth in the state of Georgia. Amazon has more than 150 delivery stations in the US.