Bed Bath & Beyond to bring 900 jobs to Jackson County

Bed Bath & Beyond will open an e-commerce fulfillment center in Pendergrass in Jackson County and create 900 jobs over four years, Gov. Nathan Deal announced.

The company will invest $50 million and plans to be operational by next summer.

The project is the largest jobs announcement in the state this year.

It eclipses an announcement by Home Depot that it plans to open a new customer support call center next year in Cobb County, bringing with it 700 jobs..

Among other recent new job announcements:

Chexar Networks, a Roswell provider of technology-based services that allow banks and other businesses to serve people without traditional bank accounts, plans to create 500 jobs at a risk management center in Cordele.

Hailo USA, the American division of a German manufacturing firm, will move its headquarters, open a wind turbine component facility in Elberton and create 500 jobs over five years.

SANY Heavy Industry of China plans to add a research and development center in Peachtree City and create 300 jobs.

Greenway Medical Technologies, a provider of electronic health records software and services, will add 400 jobs over three years at its Carrollton headquarters.

Mando Corp, a South Korea global auto parts supplier, plans 426 new jobs in Meriwether County in west central Georgia.

Lowe’s is to hire up to 600 people by 2016 at a regional distribution center near Rome.

9 comments Add your comment

JG

November 18th, 2011
4:10 pm

I wish they would move closer to Atlanta instead of way out in the exurbs.

Ticked Off Temp

November 18th, 2011
4:29 pm

Wonder how long it will take for them to start mistreating the help?

http://takethistempjobandshoveit.blogspot.com/

Ed Bond

November 18th, 2011
4:40 pm

wouldn’t it be a refreshing change of pace if instead of just the announcement of X many new jobs will be created, that the public received regular updates on exactly how many of these announced new jobs actually get created each year? How refreshing it would be if the State or the announcing company stated a conservative estimate or range of new jobs that could be created, instead of always throwing out the best case scenario, as if that had already happened. Let’s bring some accuracy to these numbers. I am excited that these announcements are happening, but let’s be able to look back and see how accurate they are.
thanks,

All I remember is

November 18th, 2011
4:41 pm

the exurbs are more peaceful than being closer to Atlanta.

Living in the area

November 18th, 2011
4:57 pm

I hope they treat there peope better than another company in the area: TigerDierct.com. They treat there people live garbage and they pay is horrible.

[...] Bed Bath & Beyond to bring 900 jobs to Jackson County Bed Bath & Beyond will open an e-commerce fulfillment center in Pendergrass in Jackson County and create 900 jobs over four years, Gov. Nathan Deal announced. The company will invest $ 50 million and plans to be operational by next summer. … Read more on Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) [...]

more money

November 19th, 2011
7:07 pm

more minimum wage jobs!!! YEs!! the recession is over–happy days are here again!! YES!!!

vsheehan

November 19th, 2011
7:24 pm

almost all the jobs will pay 7.25 a hr. Just think that means the government will have to cover the employees health care and the employees with kids will need to get food stamps if they expect to eat more then one meal a day. For housing they can use the tents from Zucciti park as we all know that Bloomberg believes in recycling. What I do not get is the R&D company from CHina. Our white collar R&D jobs are being shipped to China and India so why is China shipping their jobs here? Do American workers finally cost less? Good job Cheap Labor Conservatives you plan of making the USA a third World country is finally working and you did it all in the name of Jesus!!!!

where my money

November 21st, 2011
5:08 pm

without a car, how am I supposed to get to one of those bed bath jobs? the government needs to give me free bus passes to get to work.