Home Depot’s new facilities to bring 1,000 new jobs to metro Atlanta

August 4, 2020
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Georgia-based The Home Depot is opening three new warehousing facilities in DeKalb, Fulton and Henry Counties. The expansion project is estimated to bring 1,000 jobs to the metro area.

“Since 1978, The Home Depot has been creating jobs and opportunities for hardworking Georgians and for people around the country,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “As The Home Depot continues to grow, I want to thank the entire company for not only making long-term investments in their home state, but also continuing to support our local communities through their various outreach programs.”

In 2017, The Home Depot announced a plan to invest $1.2 billion in its supply chain to expand its distribution network with about 150 new facilities nationally. This investment will expand the company’s current same-day and next-day delivery options to 90% of the U.S. population. Georgia is a hub for the company’s Southeast supply chain operations and its national delivery strategy.

“We’re proud to employ more than 27,000 associates in our home state,” said Stephanie Smith, The Home Depot’s senior vice president of supply chain development and delivery. “The diverse workforce, cost of living, and location make it the perfect place to continue to grow our business. We look forward to welcoming another 1,000 new associates in the Atlanta area who want to build a career with The Home Depot.”

The Home Depot is currently hiring 600 associates for its new 657,600-square-foot Henry County warehouse at 3150 Highway 42 South in Locust Grove. Interested jobseekers can visit careers.homedepot.com for more information or text JOBS to 52270 for a link to apply to local positions.

“Henry County is thrilled to have the world’s largest home improvement retailer continue to make long-term strategic supply chain investments in our community,” said June Wood, chair of the Henry County Board of Commissioners. “Henry County has gained a solid reputation as one of the top sites for business locations and expansions. This location further demonstrates that our community is built for success.”

In 2021, the company will open a new 615,000-square-foot “flatbed delivery center” in DeKalb County at 2182 Coffee Road in Stonecrest.

The Home Depot will also open a 650,000-square-foot order fulfillment operation center in Fulton County at Camp Creek Business Center in East Point.

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