Positions open for new Amazon fulfillment center in Appling, Ga.
APPLING, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Hiring is open for the new Amazon fulfillment center in Appling.
We’ve been following the story for you since last February. Back then, there were only rumors about Amazon coming to Columbia County.
After months of speculation, Amazon confirmed it. And on April 27, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp officially announced the center was planting a flag in Appling.
Road construction plans started back in May, and now we’re learning they’re almost ready to set up shop.
The center is still bustling with hard hats and bulldozers, but job openings are already making their way down the pipeline. The new facility announced it would aim to bring 800 new jobs and significant growth for the area.
“The jobs they’re posting for right now are really the upper-level management, the critical jobs to get the facility up and running,” Robbie Bennett with the Columbia County development authority, said.
They don’t have an exact timeline for when other positions will be posted, but it’s likely to be in the coming months since the center is set to open in July.
“I anticipate job fairs and some other very public efforts to ramp up to the 800 employees. So, we’re eager to get started to work with the company and their leadership team,” Bennett explained.
And with such a quick timeline, he says the inside of this building should start to take shape.
“I think they’re going to start, if they have not already, on some of the inside pieces. So full steam ahead.”
Bennett says his phone has been ringing off the hook with excited job seekers. A testament, he says, to all the buzz surrounding the development in the area.
“What I’m finding is it’s not just Amazon people are excited about, it’s the growth in general. It’s just the opportunities that are happening, not only in Columbia County but across the community and region.”
And he says, the best is yet to come.
Interested applicants can apply for jobs in medical and safety, operations, IT, finance, and human resources.
10 jobs are open right now for the following positions:
- Operations manager
- Area manager
- Senior site EHS manager
- Senior human resources manager
- Senior financial analyst
- Information technology support engineer I
- Information technology support engineer II
- Injury prevention specialist
- Site WHS manager (2)
For more information about these positions, you can visit Amazon.Jobs online.
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