Amazon will expand its presence with a new fulfillment center in Savannah, Georgia. The project is expected to create 1,000 full-time jobs.
“Amazon is proud to serve customers across Georgia and throughout the southeast region of the U.S.,” said Melissa Nick, Vice President of Customer Fulfillment at Amazon. “Amazon has found an outstanding workforce, strong local support, and incredible customers in the state, and we look forward to creating these new, full-time jobs starting at $15 an hour with benefits on day one.”
The 640,000-square-foot fulfillment center, located on Pine Meadow Drive, is expected to open in 2022. The facility will feature innovative Amazon robotics technology.
“For over a decade, Amazon has been a valued partner to Georgia,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “While it’s no secret that the state’s prime location in the Southeast puts Georgia at a competitive advantage for attracting e-commerce and logistics-focused companies, it is the seamless relationships with our sister agencies such as the Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Ports Authority, and our local communities and utility partners, that allow us to deliver on our mission of creating a wide variety of jobs and opportunities for Georgians. Many thanks to Amazon for continuing to invest in Georgia.”
Amazon currently employs more than 21,000 employees in Georgia, with continued hiring underway, and has existing operations facilities across the state, including Georgia’s first Amazon robotics fulfillment center in Stone Mountain, which opened in 2020. Amazon’s investments in Georgia have contributed $3.2 billion into the economy from 2010 to 2019, and using methodology developed by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the company estimates its investments in the state have created an additional 9,400 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s hires.
“This announcement is a testimony to the partnership and collaboration that continues to make Georgia the best state in the nation to do business,” said Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority Griff Lynch. “The Georgia Ports Authority is proud to play a role creating jobs for Chatham County and communities throughout Georgia. We endeavor to work with our fellow state and local economic development agencies, as well as thriving partners such as Amazon, toward sustaining communities and fortifying families by relentlessly striving to accelerate global commerce.”