COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. — Amazon’s growing presence in Georgia doesn’t appear to be stopping any time soon.
Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday afternoon the company is creating a fulfillment center in Columbia County. It will add about 800 new jobs in the area.
The Appling location is the third new center announced in the state this year.
“Amazon’s continued investments in Georgia are a testament to all that our state can offer, including the logistics and top-notch workforce needed for their growing global business,” Kemp said. “I could not be more proud to welcome them to the Central Savannah River Area, and I am excited for the hardworking Georgians who will benefit from this new operation.”
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The fulfillment center will be built at the White Oak Business Park off I-20. Employees will work with Amazon’s robotic technology to help pack and ship smaller customer orders.
“Amazon’s announcement represents the single-largest project announcement ever in Columbia County, both for job creation and capital investment. We are thankful and excited to welcome Amazon and the jobs they are bringing to our community and White Oak Business Park at I-20,” said Columbia County Board of Commissioners Chairman Doug Duncan.
Amazon previously announced in January it was expanding business in Georgia. New fulfillment centers in Stone Mountain and Newnan are expected to create 1,500 jobs.
Right now, there are more than 3,500 full-time Amazon employees in Georgia. The company has opened facilities in Braselton, East Point, Jefferson, Kennesaw, Lithia Springs, Macon and Union City.
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