An automotive company has announced an expansion that will create 3,500 jobs in Georgia.

Carvana already employs more than 1,500 people in the state and aims to hire an additional 3,500 in the future.

Ernie Garcia, Carvana founder and CEO, said: “Atlanta was the first market where we sold 1,000 cars in one month and is still our largest even though we’ve sold more than one million vehicles to date, now more than ever, we remain committed to our continued expansion within the region.”

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Carvana has logistics hubs in Georgia, as well as an inspection facility with over 400 employees.

Last year, the company debuted one of the state’s tallest patented Car Vending Machines, standing 12 floors tall.

Carvana’s expanded campus is located in DeKalb County at State Farm Park Center Building 1 in the city of Dunwoody.

Governor Brian P. Kemp said: “Carvana is another shining example of the successful entrepreneurs can achieve in the No. 1 state for business, I appreciate this innovative company for continuing to invest in Georgia and for placing their trust in our world-class infrastructure and workforce.

“This expansion will provide many exciting opportunities for hardworking Georgians, and represents another step in the Peach State’s growth as a hub for forward-thinking companies.”

Metro Atlanta Chamber President and CEO Katie Kirkpatrick added: “Carvana’s decision to locate their Customer Experience Center headquarters in Metro Atlanta is wonderful news for our entire region, Carvana will benefit from our large, skilled, and diverse workforce fueled by our universities as well as people moving to our region from all over the world.

“Congratulations to Carvana and all of the organizations that worked to support this decision.”

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) collaborated on the project with Decide DeKalb, the Dunwoody Development Authority, Georgia Power, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber.

GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson said. “Carvana has made Georgia a key player in the development of their people-first mission, and we are proud that they are continuing to invest in our state and talent, we thank Carvana and look forward to a strong relationship through Georgia.”

Source: Business Facilities

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