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Amazon to open new fulfillment center in Georgia
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Jun '17
Courtesy: Amazon
Courtesy: Amazon
Amazon.com plans to open a new fulfillment centre in Jefferson, Georgia, which will create 1,000 new full-time jobs. The company currently has more than 1,500 full-time employees at its existing facilities in the state. Amazon employees at the more than 850,000 square-foot fulfillment centre will pick, pack and ship large items for customers.

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

The items to be handled at the new centre include household furniture, sporting equipment and gardening tools.

“It’s a great day in Georgia when one of the world’s top global brands announces they will be creating 1,000 jobs in Jackson County. Not only is this fulfillment centre 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,” said Georgia governor Nathan Deal.

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.

“The City of Jefferson welcomes Amazon to the wonderful family of companies doing business in Jefferson and Jackson County. 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,” said Jefferson Mayor Roy Plott.

Amazon also offers hourly employees its Career Choice programme which helps train employees for in-demand jobs at Amazon and other companies so that they can prepare for the future and take full advantage of the nation's innovation economy. The programme pre-pays 95 per cent of tuition for courses in high-demand, high-wage fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a future career at Amazon. Over 9,000 employees have participated in Career Choice and more are signing up every day.

“Amazon’s second investment in Jackson County in less than a year speaks to the quality of our workforce and to our strategic location on the I-85 corridor. We expect Amazon, one of the world’s most successful companies, to be a great corporate citizen in Jefferson and we look forward to building a successful community partnership,” said Jim Shaw, president of the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce. (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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