In this 2017 photo, an Amazon employee makes sure a box riding on a belt is not sticking out at an Amazon Fulfillment center. E-commerce is is helping makers of packaging, such as U.S. Corrugated’s plant in Covington, Ga., grow. The plant will be adding more workers this year.

E-commerce pays off in Georgia jobs

The growth in e-commerce has paid off in more than warehouse jobs in Georgia.

U.S. Corrugated in Covington, about 35 miles from Atlanta, has been making boxes in Georgia for 15 months and is projected to add about 75 jobs to the 90 it has already.

The company is bringing in second and third shifts to keep up with booming demand, according to information from the Technical College System of Georgia. 

Georgia’s technical colleges help supply training for workers there.

E-commerce is helping drive the growing packaging materials industry.

Forecasters predict the market will continue growing for the next decade and could reach $300 billion a year.

The firm Research and Markets estimates the corrugated cardboard industry will grow from about $268 billion to about $336 billion by 2023.

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