Georgia will host a new Amazon distribution center that will bring 1,000 new jobs to the state, the governor said Wednesday.
The e-commerce giant will move into a rented "bespoke building" that will expand in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties, according to a press release issued by Governor Brian Kemp's office.
700,000 sq. Ft. Workers will "pick, pack and ship customer orders". The new jobs will also include positions in the human resources and finance department, the press release said.
Kemp praised Amazon's decision as proof that "the state of fisheries has proven itself as the biggest competitor of investment by the world's most respected companies."
Roy Perticucci, vice president of customer management at Amazon, said the company was happy to create new jobs in the region.
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"Amazon has found an exceptional workforce, strong local support and incredible customers in this state. We look forward to creating 1,000 new full-time jobs with leading pay and benefits in the industry, "said Perticucci.