Amazon has announced plans for a new 850,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Jefferson, Ga., that will create 1,000 new full-time jobs. The company currently has more than 1,500 full-time employees at its existing facilities in the state.
Governor Nathan Deal called the news "a great day in Georgia," and Jefferson Mayor Roy Plott said, "We feel extremely fortunate for the investment and jobs that Amazon brings to our community."
Amazon is also planning to open its first fulfillment center in Fresno, Calif. The 855,000-square-foot facility is the company's fifth in the state's Central Valley. Amazon also operates warehouses in San Bernardino, Redlands, Moreno Valley, Rialto, Eastvale and Newark.
Fresno Mayor Lee Brand said, "We look forward to their fulfillment team joining our rapidly growing business community and building on the positive momentum that is energizing our economy."