CHATHAM COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - One of the nation’s largest online retailers for furniture and home goods will open a new one million square foot facility in Chatham County.
Wayfair Inc., will create 1,000 jobs when it opens a brand-new facility. The warehouse is scheduled to open in April of 2019, but officials say it could take a while before the facility ramps up to the promised 1,000 jobs.
New jobs will include supervisory, administrative, and warehouse positions.
According to a news release from Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s office, Wayfair and its landlord plan to invest approximately $45 million in the project over the next five years. Tripp Tollison with the Savannah Economic Development Authority says e-commerce is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, and having a facility like this is exciting for Savannah.
“We anticipate the wage structure to be anywhere from $16-18 an hour, and on top of that, the company will provide benefits packages and it’s going to take a few years for them to be fully ramped up with a thousand people, but the facility will open in April," Tollison said.
The facility will be located off of International Trade Parkway in the Savannah River International Trade Park near Port Wentworth.
Headquartered in Boston, Wayfair operates offices and warehouses throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Wayfair currently operates a warehouse and distribution center in McDonough, GA.
For more information on hiring and career opportunities, visit www.wayfaircareers.com.