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Construction is underway on a second Amazon facility in Columbia County. 

Development of Phase 2 of White Oak Business Park has begun with the construction of a second Amazon facility – a 278,000-square-foot sortation center – in Appling.

The new center, where Amazon packages will be sorted before being transferred to a delivery station or last-mile delivery partner for final delivery to customers, will employ hundreds of full-time and part-time employees.

In addition, the center will provide a starting wage of $15 per hour and offer a variety of benefits to its employees.

The facility, which is located in White Oak Business Park at Interstate-20, is expected to open later this year. Amazon is the first project announced in Phase 2 of the industrial development property.

“Columbia County greatly appreciates Amazon’s continued investment in our community,” says Doug Duncan, chairman of the county Board of Commissioners. “Job creation is our number one economic development priority. Amazon’s new facility will provide hundreds of new jobs, providing opportunities to our residents and the region.”

Amazon also is building a 600,000-square-foot fulfillment distribution center in the business park, and it is expected to open later this year as well.

Developed by the Development Authority of Columbia County, the 612-acre White Oak at I-20 is a publicly owned business park that offers long-term growth. Amazon and Club Car anchor the first phase of the park.