Governor Sonny Perdue joined with Systemax Inc. and local officials in Jackson County Monday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s facility. Systemax, a Fortune 1000 company and one of the nation’s leading electronics retailers, opened a distribution center, TigerDirect retail store and business sales office in Jefferson. The company is investing $15 million in the facility and expecting to hire approximately 400 full-time local-area employees over the course of the coming five years.
“We welcome Systemax to Georgia,” Gov. Perdue said. “The company’s decision to come here is a great win for job-seekers in the region and will provide a real boost to the local economy.”
Systemax is a leading retailer of brand name and private label products, including personal computers, notebook computers, consumer electronics, computer-related accessories, technology supplies and industrial products. The company is leasing a 459,000-square-foot multifunctional facility located on 40 acres in Jefferson.
“The new Georgia facility is an integral component of Systemax’s growth strategy for our North American consumer and business customers,” said Richard Leeds, chief executive officer of Systemax Inc. “The facility’s ideal location and talent pool availability will allow us to better serve the needs of our growing customer base and create a significant boost to Georgia’s economy. Through our TigerDirect store, we look forward to providing our vast selection of consumer technology products to shoppers in the greater Atlanta area.”
Systemax has already begun recruiting employees through the Georgia Department of Labor and has started operations. In addition to 400 full-time new hires, Systemax anticipates increasing its distribution center staff as its volume of inventory increases. Job postings are currently available online at http://syxdistribution.iapplicants.com/ and http://tigerdirect.iapplicants.com/.
The company has been a major employer in Georgia since Systemax opened its Global Industrial facility in the late 1980s, which is currently in Buford and employs nearly 300 employees in an approximately 800,000 square foot facility.
For more coverage of the event, see this week's issue of The Jackson Herald.
jobless in jackson county
11/09/10 at 11:01 PM
Does anyone know of any Jackson County resident who has been hired by this company? I've applied for a position, and known others to apply for positions with them, but I have yet to actually meet someone from Jackson County employed by this center that is supposed to bring so many jobs to the county. It doesn't look like Aldi's is hiring from the county either.