Archive for October, 2015

Walmart creates customer service jobs in Atlanta

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Walmart has built a new center and created customer service jobs in Atlanta.

The company has opened a new e-commerce fulfillment center in Atlanta, Ga. The new facility is dedicated to filling online orders and is the latest addition to the next-generation fulfillment network Walmart is building to support its rapidly growing e-commerce business.

“Georgia’s economic environment, highly skilled workforce and innovative technology scene make Fulton County a qualified location for the new e-Commerce center,” commented Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. “In choosing this location for a new facility, Walmart is creating jobs and demonstrating that Georgia is a promising home for the new frontier of technology in business.”

“This is wonderful news for South Fulton and I am grateful that Walmart decided to locate its newest e-commerce center — and the nearly 400 jobs it creates — at this location,” said U. S. Representative David Scott, from Georgia’s 13th congressional district. “Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have been wonderful corporate citizens and the $300,000 in grants provided today to local organizations are prime examples of their commitment to this community.”

The 1.2 million sq. ft. facility in Union City, just south of Atlanta, is the third large-scale e-commerce fulfillment center to open in the U.S. in as many months, and features state-of-the-art automation and warehousing systems. When fully operational, the facility will create nearly 400 full-time jobs in Fulton County. The new large scale centers, including the Atlanta facility, will join existing, smaller e-commerce fulfillment centers, store distribution centers, 4,500 Walmart stores and the company’s world-class transportation fleet to ship online orders fast and efficiently to customers around the country.

Partnerships to create Atlanta jobs?

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

A new partnership may create Atlanta jobs.

The City of Atlanta, Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology will be founding members of the MetroLab Network.

The MetroLab Network will provide the opportunity to share successes, address challenges and build shared platforms for experimentation and data between cities and universities necessary to increase the tangible results of new innovations.

“As an urban research university, Georgia State is deeply entrenched in Atlanta’s success and in the success of cities around the world,” said Georgia State President Mark Becker. “We welcome the opportunity to work closely with the City of Atlanta and Georgia Tech to find creative solutions to critical societal issues.”

“For years, various disciplines within Georgia Tech have helped cities throughout the state to develop potential solutions to infrastructure challenges,” said Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson. “For example, our Center for Urban Innovation supports interdisciplinary research on urban sustainability and partners with other groups. The Metro Lab Network allows us to take this work to a new level as we collaborate and leverage expertise in the smart cities effort,” he said.

By becoming partners of the network, the City of Atlanta, George State and the Georgia Institute of Technology are committing to collaboration focused on smart solutions to challenges, not only in Atlanta, but throughout the cities that have partnered in the MetroLab Network.

Participation in the MetroLab Network will require city/university partners to develop a memorandum of understanding between home metro partners, designate representatives responsible for maintaining the collaboration with the MetroLab Network and host research, development and deployment projects.