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01 June 2017

New Amazon Fulfillment Center to Create 1,000 Full-Time Jobs in Northeast Georgia

Amazon.com today announced plans for a new fulfillment center in Jefferson, Georgia.

Located in Jackson County, the City of Jefferson is about an hour northeast of Atlanta.

The new Amazon facility will create 1,000 new full-time jobs when it is opened.

(Amazon announced a new fulfillment center is coming to Jefferson, Georgia, creating 1,000 full-time jobs. Image courtesy Amazon.com.)
Amazon employees at the more than 850,000 square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship large items for customers like household furniture, sporting equipment and gardening tools, to name a few.

“Georgia has been a great place to do business for Amazon and we look forward to adding a new fulfillment center to better serve our customers in the region,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s Vice President of North American operations. “Our new fulfillment center in Jefferson will create 1,000 full-time jobs with competitive pay and great benefits starting on day one of employment.”

Full-time employees at Amazon receive highly-competitive pay, health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock. The company also offers up to 20 weeks of paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new parents flexibility with their growing families.

Job seekers can learn more about open positions and apply online at amazondelivers.jobs.

Amazon currently has more than 1,500 full-time employees at its existing facilities across the state. The new Jefferson center will bring those totals up to 2,500.

Governor Nathan Deal welcomed the Amazon's further expansion into Georgia.

“It’s a great day when one of the world’s top global brands announces they will be creating 1,000 jobs in Jackson County,” Governor Deal said. “Not only is this fulfillment center important to the community and its citizens, but is a testament to our seamless logistics infrastructure which is so critically important to companies like Amazon.”

Jefferson, Georgia Mayor Roy Plott echoed the Governor's comments.

“We feel extremely fortunate for the investment and jobs that Amazon brings to our community. Amazon is a leading edge technology company and internet retailer who is a great corporate citizen in the communities they locate.”