United Parcel Service Inc., a package delivery company, will create 1,250 jobs and invest more than $400 million to establish a regional sorting and distribution hub in Atlanta, Georgia.
“UPS has proudly made its global headquarters in Atlanta for more than two decades,” said David Abney, UPS Chairman/ CEO. “This strategic capital investment will feature state-of-the-art technology. When combined with the strong transportation connections and talented labor pool that Atlanta provides, UPS is building flexibility to meet the growing needs of our customers and our business in Georgia, and around the world.”
“I am very pleased to see that UPS, a Fortune 500 company and mainstay in Atlanta for many years, will plant deeper roots in our city with this new hub of operations,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “This investment in southwest Atlanta will not only create 1,250 new jobs, it also strengthens our position as an international hub for logistics supported by the world’s busiest passenger airport and the many global companies who call Atlanta home.”
UPS employs more than 14,000 Georgia citizens in package delivery operations, ground freight, aircraft operations, data center management and contract logistics. Product and technology development, global transportation network planning and other corporate staffs are based in metro Atlanta.
“We are excited that UPS has decided to expand its operations in the city of Atlanta with this major distribution center. This new facility represents a significant economic investment in the southside of Atlanta that will provide residents access to new jobs across a spectrum of skill levels. Invest Atlanta looks forward to working with the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency and UPS to build a pipeline of qualified professionals for these positions,” said Invest Atlanta President/CEO Dr. Eloisa Klementich.
“It’s an exciting day when UPS, a company with such deep roots in our state, announces they are creating an even bigger footprint in Georgia,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “This announcement is a testament to our world-class logistics infrastructure and reliable workforce – both which are critically important to meeting the needs of UPS’ customers. We look forward to working with UPS as they establish a regional hub in Fulton County.”