A subsidiary of UPS will add 325 jobs in a new Atlanta office, according to an announcement Thursday morning by the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
The jobs added will be sales and customer service positions.
The company, which is based in Chicago, uses its own software and personnel to manage shipments of goods among many different companies.
The Coyote announcement came the same morning as the Labor Department announced strong job creation in June, with the unemployment rate dipping to 4.8 percent.
In a statement, Gov. Nathan Deal praised the news about Coyote as an indication of the state’s strength in moving, managing and storing goods, many of the products coming from – or heading – overseas through the state’s ports.
“Georgia continues to gain momentum in attracting logistics companies seeking unparalleled access to the southeastern market,” he said.
In a statement Thursday, Coyote officials said they provide services “to more than 14,000 shippers of various sizes and industries.”
UPS, a massive delivery and logistics company, acquired Coyote two years ago, officials said.
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