Amazon will bring 1,000 jobs, new warehouse to Atlanta area

Amazon will bring 1,000 jobs, new warehouse to Atlanta area

July 11th, 2019 by Associated Press in Breaking News

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2018, file photo Amazon Prime boxes are loaded on a cart for delivery in New York. Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we ll help you start a business delivering Amazon package. The offer, announced Monday, May 13, 2019, comes as Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping time from two days to one for its Prime members. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Amazon says it will open a new warehouse facility in the Atlanta area that will create 1,000 jobs.

News outlets report Amazon and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp made the announcement Wednesday.

Amazon will lease a built-to-suit 700,000-square-foot (65,000-square-meter) fulfillment center covering acreage in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

Georgia lost the bid for Amazon's second headquarters last year but state officials are hopeful the warehouse development could be a prelude for more investment. Amazon already has a 4,000-employee workforce in Georgia that includes at least 250 tech jobs.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Amazon didn't immediately disclose how much it will spend, but documents filed with the state suggest it could spend as much as $200 million on a facility that will produce about $1.5 million in annual tax revenue.


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