Amazon to open new fulfilment centre in Georgia


Amazon is planning to open a new 850,000ft² fulfilment centre in Jefferson, Georgia, US, which will create 1,000 full-time jobs at the facility.

The company currently has more than 1,500 full-time employees at its existing facilities in the state.

Upon the opening of the new fulfilment centre, employees will be responsible for picking, packing and shipping large items, including household furniture, sports equipment and gardening tools.

Amazon North American operations vice-president Akash Chauhan said: “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.”

The company offers skill upgradation and training for hourly employees under its Career Choice programme, which prepays 95% of tuition fees.

“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."

According to the company, its full-time employees will receive highly competitive pay, health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock.

Amazon also offers up to 20 weeks of paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which is aimed at giving new parents flexibility with their growing families.

The latest initiative comes after the company announced plans earlier this year to open fulfillment centres in New Jersey, Houston and Virginia.