Amazon to Add Roughly 4,000 Jobs in Atlanta Area amid Surge

(TNS) — Amazon announced plans Monday to hire more than 4,000 workers in metro Atlanta, increasing its workforce in Georgia by nearly half, part of a rising tide of jobs among online, logistics and shipping companies.

The local hiring spurt by the e-commerce giant — part of 100,000 new positions it plans to fill nationally — is a welcome injection into a Georgia economy that has lost hundreds of thousands of jobs since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and is struggling to regain its footing.

It also underscores one part of the U.S. economy that is humming: shipping packages to homes as health fears about COVID-19 accelerate the migration of consumers from brick-and-mortar stores to online purchases.

The 4,000 new jobs include 1,000 previously announced positions at a newly built distribution center in Stone Mountain. Amazon currently has more than 10,500 workers in Georgia.

Hiring has already begun for

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Allergy & Asthma Network to Promote Health Equity by Hosting Free COVID-19, Asthma and COPD Screenings at Atlanta Churches in September

VIENNA, Va., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Allergy & Asthma Network, the leading nonprofit patient outreach, education, advocacy and research organization, is committed to leading efforts to end inequities in healthcare, especially for those adversely impacted by COVID-19, asthma and COPD.

This month, the Network will take action to address these unmet needs in a greater way by hosting a series of COVID-19, asthma and COPD screenings at churches in predominantly African American communities in Atlanta. The screenings are part of the organization’s Not One More Life Trusted Messengers program. They are made possible through a new public-private partnership with global biopharmaceutical company Sanofi US, digital implementation partner Self Care Catalysts and numerous other organizations at local, regional and national levels.

The first health screening event is Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at:

  • Ebenezer Baptist Church
    101 Jackson Street
    Atlanta, Georgia 30312

The

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