If you’re looking for a job, hundreds of them are coming to Macon.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Amazon will build a new fulfillment center in Macon, and 500 new jobs are coming with the center.
The Macon facility will be built on Sardis Church and Skipper roads off Interstate 75.
The jobs coming to Macon include warehouse, management and supervisory positions, according to a release. Employees will pick, pack and ship large-sized items for customers, such as furniture, sporting equipment and gardening tools.
Employees will begin receiving comprehensive benefits on their first day, including medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as 401(k) options, performance-based bonuses and company stock awards.
Also, for full-time employees, Amazon will prepay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields through a program called Career Choice, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.
In addition to the 500 available positions, the center will employ up to 1,000 employees during peak season. The center is expected to open in late 2018.
For more information on job opportunities, visit www.Amazondelivers.jobs.