Amazon Confirms Plans For Kernersville Distribution Center

Amazon Confirms Plans For Kernersville Distribution Center

11:00am May 30, 2019
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Amazon has confirmed it will open a 1-million-square foot fulfillment center in Kernersville, creating about 1,000 new jobs.

The center is scheduled to open next year on an industrial site off Old Greensboro Road inside the Guilford County limits.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports construction for the new facility has been going on since August, but Amazon had not made any public announcements until Wednesday.

A spokesperson for Amazon says the majority of employees will be involved with sorting and shipping operations. There will also be a number of managerial and administrative positions.

The Kernersville operation is part of the company’s expansion in North Carolina. An Amazon affiliate has signed a lease on commercial property in High Point, and distribution centers are currently being built in Charlotte and Garner.

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