Internet shopping giant Amazon.com will bring 500 jobs to Central Georgia by building a fulfillment center in Macon-Bibb County.
Employees at the new facility will pick, pack and ship large-sized items for customers including household furniture, sporting equipment and gardening tools, according to a news release from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.
The 1-million-square-foot facility will be situated on 96 acres, located near Skipper Road and Interstate 75 in south Bibb County, according to reports by WMAZ.
“As a top national distribution hub, suppliers can reach 80 percent of the U.S. population from Georgia in just a 2-day truck drive or a 2-hour flight,” Deal said in the news release.
“Once again, Macon-Bibb County has been selected as a great location for a business to expand its new logistics operation because of our location, our workforce and our quality of life,” Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert said in the news release. “I’m delighted to welcome Amazon to Macon-Bibb, and I’m looking forward to helping them become a part of our community.”
Newly created jobs include warehouse, management and supervisory positions, the release stated.
Sanjay Shah, Amazon vice president of North America customer fulfillment, said, “Our new fulfillment center in Macon will create hundreds of full-time jobs with competitive pay and great benefits. We’re glad to be a part of the community and provide a positive economic impact for the region.”
This will be Amazon’s fourth fulfillment center in Georgia. The other three are in Braselton, Lithia Springs and Union City.