SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 22, 2016--
Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans for a new fulfillment
center in Braselton, Georgia. When opened, Amazon will create more than
500 new full-time jobs at the facility. The company currently has more
than 1,500 full-time employees at its existing facilities in the state.
“We are excited to expand in the state of Georgia and add a new
fulfillment center to better serve our customers in the region,” said
Akash Chauhan, vice president of Amazon’s North America Operations.
“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.”
Amazon employees at the new 600,000 square-foot fulfillment center will
pick, pack and ship large items for customers like household décor
items, sporting equipment and gardening tools.
“Amazon’s decision to expand in Jackson County speaks to the strength
and vitality of Georgia’s business-friendly environment,” said Georgia
Governor Nathan Deal. “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.”
Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a
comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company
stock awards starting on day one, as well as generous maternity and
parental leave benefits.
“Braselton is delighted to welcome Amazon to the town,” said Town of
Braselton Mayor Bill Orr. “We have outstanding corporate citizenship and
Amazon is a great addition and fit for our community. Our town looks
forward to partnering with Amazon and its employees.”
Amazon also offers employees innovative programs like Career Choice,
where it will pre-pay 95 percent of tuition for courses related to
in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a
career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch, employees are pursuing
degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT
programming and radiology, to name a few.
“Working with one of the world’s most recognizable global brands to grow
their presence in Georgia is very exciting,” said Georgia Department of
Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr. “We are grateful Amazon
made the decision to locate a fulfillment center in Jackson County, and
we look forward to working with them as they continue to impact the
world from their Georgia operations.”
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, interested
candidates can visit www.amazondelivers.jobs.
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is
guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor
focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and
long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized
recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct
Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are
some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more
information, visit www.amazon.com/about.
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