Governor Deal announces new distribution center, 600 jobs in Braselton

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Apr

Governor Deal announces new distribution center, 600 jobs in Braselton

From the Press Release:

With facility opening in June, company to create 600 new full-time jobs by 2015

Gov. Nathan Deal and Michael D. Casey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Carter’s, Inc., today announced that Carter’s, the largest branded marketer of baby and young children’s apparel in the United States, has selected Braselton as the home of its new multichannel distribution center.

Scheduled to open in June, the one-million-square-foot facility will support the company’s e-commerce, retail, and wholesale businesses and create an immediate need for 250 full-time employees. The company expects to invest more than $50 million in the new facility and create more than 600 new full -time jobs in Georgia by 2015.

“Carter’s new distribution center will have an immediate, positive impact on the lives of Jackson County residents,” said Deal. “Encouraging job growth in the state is of the utmost importance, and we are pleased Carter’s has chosen to invest in Georgia and its workforce.”

“Carter’s has been doing business in Georgia for nearly 90 years and our global headquarters is based in Atlanta. We’re proud to expand our presence in our home state,” said Casey. “This new facility is intended to allow us to support growth in our Carter’s and OshKosh B’Gosh brands, improve the efficiency of our operations and better serve our customers.”

Georgia QuickStart, the state’s oldest and most successful job training program, will support Carter’s in developing a high performance workforce for the new facility. The company will begin its hiring process in early May to fill positions in operations, engineering, inventory control, human resources and additional support roles. A job fair will be held May 9-12 at the new facility in Braselton. Interested candidates can visit www.carters.com/DCjobs to learn more and apply.

“The new distribution center is a welcome addition to Jackson County’s economy, and represents a great opportunity for our workforce,” said Courtney Bernardi, Director of Economic Development for the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce. “We work hard to attract strong global companies like Carter’s to our community and look forward to contributing to their success.”

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