GREENSBORO – Amazon plans to build a new fulfillment center in Kernersville, joining a similar operation previously announced for Garner.

The Kernersville operation and a new one planned in Charlotte will give the Internet giant five such centers across North Carolina.

“Amazon is proud to call North Carolina home and to be able to serve customers throughout North Carolina and surrounding states,” said Rachael Lighty, Regional Manager, External Communications for Amazon Operations in an email to WXII12 TV.

“The company currently operates two fulfillment centers in Charlotte and Kannapolis, which has created more than 3,000 full-time jobs across the state, with industry leading pay and benefits starting on day one.

“The company will launch a new fulfillment center in Charlotte in 2019, and two new fulfillment centers in Garner and Kernersville in 2020.”

Amazon distribution center to bring new jobs, economic life to Garner

Amazon announced the center in Garner last August.

The $200 million distribution center in Garner on a site that formerly housed a ConAgra plant.

Officials said the distribution center at 4851 Jones Sausage Road will occupy 2.6 million square feet of space. The center is expected to employ up to 1,500 people and bring a payroll of at least $45 million to the town of Garner.