Amazon’s fulfillment network is expanding in the Peach State.
The online giant plans to open a new 1,000,000-plus sq. ft. fulfillment center in Macon, Georgia. The facility will manage the picking, packing and shipping of large-sized items, including household furniture, sporting equipment and gardening tools.
The facility — Amazon’s fourth in Georgia — will create more than 500 new full-time jobs, including warehouse, management and supervisory positions. Amazon currently has more than 2,000 full-time employees operating the state’s three other fulfillment centers in Braselton, Lithia Springs and Union City.
“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 of North America customer fulfillment.
The new warehouse comes on the heels of Georgia’s bid to be home to Amazon’s new headquarters. It is one of 238 bids
from cities and regions in 54 states, provinces, districts and territories across North America — all eager to host the new headquarters, which Amazon refers to as HQ2.