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2 warehouses to create new jobs in Jackson County
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Job fairs

Carter’s Inc.
When: 8:30 a.m. to noon today
Where: 625 Braselton Parkway, Braselton

Bed, Bath & Beyond
When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday
Where: 860 John B. Brooks Road, Pendergrass

Two new distribution centers will offer hundreds of jobs to Jackson County during the next week.

Carter’s Inc., a children’s clothing manufacturer, will open its 1 million-square-foot distribution center in Braselton in June and is looking to hire 250 people immediately.

The company expects to hire 1,000 employees by 2015.

The company will hold a job fair from 8:30 a.m. to noon today at the Braselton facility at 625 Braselton Parkway.

They are looking to fill positions in warehouse, shipping, receiving, picking, packing and inventory control.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is also opening a distribution center in Pendergrass.

The company is looking for an initial 250 employees to fill positions, including lift drivers, inventory control, supervisors and facility maintenance.

Bed, Bath & Beyond will hold a job fair at its Pendergrass facility 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

The company expects to hire some 900 people in the next four years.

Both companies accept applications electronically through their websites.

“Even during these trying economic times, it is projects like this and job creation of this magnitude that we are reminded of the economic strength of our community and the state of Georgia,” Hunter Bicknell, chairman of the Jackson County Commission, said in a written statement.

Courtney Bernardi, director of economic development for the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce, said the job fairs provide an awesome opportunity to job seekers in the area.

“Hopefully this will provide some opportunities to people who are looking. We’re just thankful they chose Braselton and Jackson County,” Bernardi said.

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