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UPS to invest $400 million; add 1,250 new jobs

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Governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed held a news conference Thursday to announce a $400 million expansion at the United Parcel Service distribution hub that will also create 1,250 new jobs.

The expansion is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2018.

UPS has its global headquarters in the city of Atlanta and already employs more than 14,000 workers at its facilities statewide.

“UPS has proudly made its global headquarters in Atlanta for more than two decades,” said David Abney, UPS chairman and CEO. “This strategic capital investment will feature state-of-the-art technology. When combined with the strong transportation connections and talented labor pool that Atlanta provides, UPS is building flexibility to meet the growing needs of our customers and our business in Georgia, and around the world.”

The company delivers packages in more than 220 countries worldwide and has over a quarter-million employees.

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