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June 21, 2016

Amazon to open fulfillment centre in Georgia, US

Amazon has revealed plans to open a fulfillment centre in Braselton, Georgia, US.

Amazon has revealed plans to open a fulfillment centre in Braselton, Georgia, US.

Once operational, the new centre will create more than 500 new full-time jobs. The retailer has not disclosed when it plans to open the facility.

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

"Amazon’s decision to expand in Jackson County speaks to the strength and vitality of Georgia’s business-friendly environment."

Amazon North America operations vice-president Akash Chauhan said: "This facility will create hundreds of new jobs with competitive pay and great benefits starting on day one. From the local community to state leadership, we appreciate the tremendous support from elected officials for this project and we look forward to growing in the Peach State."

Georgia governor Nathan Deal said: "Amazon’s decision to expand in Jackson County speaks to the strength and vitality of Georgia’s business-friendly environment.

"Georgia has a long-standing reputation for attracting leading businesses, and this project further bolsters Georgia as the nation’s No. 1 state in which to do business. We appreciate Amazon’s commitment to creating jobs in Georgia and wish them continued success in our state."

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The new 600,000ft² fulfillment centre will pick, pack and ship large items such as household décor items, sporting equipment and gardening tools for customers.