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Posted October 16, 2020

 

WHITSETT, N.C. — Amazon is opening a new delivery station in Whitsett in 2021, the company confirmed Monday.

Amazon officials say the new facility will bring hundreds of full-time jobs paying a minimum of $15 per hour.

"Those jobs will be a big part of this area and this community's recovery in the coming months and years," Greensboro Chamber of Commerce CEO Brent Christensen said.

This makes the third Amazon delivery station in the Piedmont Triad and ninth delivery station in North Carolina.

Development began on a lot inside the Rock Creek Center on Franz Warner Parkway in late summer.

Christensen and other county officials said the project has been in the works for months but the partnership with Amazon took time to become official.

Amazon declined to give a number of exactly how many full-time jobs this will create at the distribution center.

District Four Guilford County Commissioner Alan Branson said this center will likely be smaller than the Colfax facility but will still have a big impact.

"We don't have quite the job force that we used to have in the textile and tobacco industries so I think this is an opportunity for folks to have a position or a place to go to work that will be decent," Branson said.

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