Update, Aug. 4: Amazon’s new delivery station has opened.
The delivery station has created more than 200 full-time jobs, paying at least $15 per hour, according to Amazon.
As a part of its opening, Amazon donated school supplies to Buford Elementary School, including backpacks, printer paper, spiral notebooks, pens, pencils and markers.
Previous story: Amazon confirmed Wednesday, July 8, that it is opening a delivery station this year in Buford in South Hall County.
Amazon Logistics, the delivery arm of the online shopping giant, has signed leases for three new delivery stations in metro Atlanta in 2020, with the other two located in Atlanta and Fairburn, according to a company statement.
“The new stations will power Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in the metro Atlanta area,” the statement says. “Collectively, the stations will create hundreds of full-time and part-time jobs, paying a minimum of $15 per hour and offering a variety of benefits packages from day one.”
Amazon has more than 150 delivery stations in the U.S.
“We are excited to continue to invest in the state of Georgia with (facilities) … that will provide efficient delivery for customers and create hundreds of job opportunities for the talented workforce,” Amazon spokeswoman Ashley Lansdale said.
The 1-million-square foot facility will be in the Lanier Logistics Center, 5000 Lanier Islands Parkway in Buford, according to a March press release from Lanier Logistics developer IDI Logistics.
Amazon officials couldn’t be reached for comment at the time.