KENNESAW, Ga. -- The Home Depot, based in Cobb County next to Atlanta, will open a new national customer support center in Kennesaw, also in Cobb County, next year, ultimately creating 700 jobs.
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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced the $24 million project on Wednesday.
"The Home Depot is a great Georgia success story, and this announcement of significant job creation adds to the company's well-established track record of creating meaningful work opportunities for Georgians," Deal said in a statement.
Hiring for the customer support center is expected to begin early in 2012. The center should be fully operational by late 2012. It will be constructed on a vacant lot in the Chastain Meadows office park, off of Chastain Rd. and I-575. It will open with more than 400 employees and the plans are to expand the operation to 700 employees by 2015.
The Vinings-based company currently operates 90 stores in Georgia. It created 400 jobs in Lowndes County two years ago when it opened its Rapid Deployment Center in Lake Park, Ga.
For more information about the jobs, or to apply for other Home Depot positions, visit their website.