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Logistics Sector Leads Jobs Report While Amazon Plans To Hire 1,000 Georgians

The Port of Savannah is one of the many logistics hubs in Georgia.

The Georgia Logistics sector was a highlight in an up and down monthly jobs report that came out this week. 

More than 3,400 logistics jobs were added in May, topping any other sector. Logistics is a massive industry in the state, so much so that an annual logistics summit takes place every year in Atlanta.

Per the State’s own Centers of Innovation, Georgia companies rely on the state’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year.

The Port of Savannah is one of the busiest ports in the nation, and Atlanta, with two major interstate systems intersecting, is one of the most important logistical cities in the nation.

Amazon recently announced it would hire more than 1,000 Georgians for a fulfillment facility in Jefferson, Georgia. You can find these jobs here. Don’t hesitate to apply, either, as jobs are being filled RIGHT NOW.

These positions start around $11.00/hour, and here are some benefits Amazon provides:

  • Health care benefits, starting day 1
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Holiday and overtime pay
  • Paid time off
  • Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)
  • Employee discount
  • We’ll support your educational and career goals with our Career Choice program, click here to learn more

If you want to learn more about the logistics sector in Georgia, check out this video.

Parrish Walton

Parrish Walton is a communications specialist with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). He is the primary author of the Georgia@Work blog, which aims to educate Georgia citizens on all of the great things done by the Workforce Division within GDEcD. Parrish is a proud product of the public school system of... more