Amazon to Open Georgia Fulfillment Center

New facility will handle home décor, among other items
June 22, 2016David Gill

Amazonlogo3x2SEATTLE— has set plans for a new fulfillment center to be opened in Braselton, Ga., expanding its operations in that state.

The 600,000-square-foot facility will package and ship items, among which will be home décor, sporting equipment and gardening tools. When it opens (a date for which was not specified in an Amazon statement), it will employ about 500 people. Currently, Amazon has 1,500 employees in Georgia.

“This facility will create hundreds of new jobs with competitive pay and great benefits starting on Day One,” said Akash Chauhan, vice president of Amazon’s North America Operations. “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.”

David GillDavid Gill | Senior Editor

David Gill covers home textiles, small electrics housewares, personal-care products, cleaning products, mattresses, consumer electronics and major appliances. He also reports on retailers and writes about the business and financial side of both vendors and retailers. He has more than 30 years of experience in business journalism, and has worked for other publications and websites that cover consumer products from both the manufacturer and retailer sides. His outside interests include sports (he is a big fan of the New York teams and of British soccer), cooking, movies and theater. He occasionally enjoys a good cigar as well.


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