US children's apparel specialist Carter's is investing more than US$50m to set up a new multi-channel distribution centre in Braselton, Georgia.

The one million square foot centre, expected to open in June, will support the company's e-commerce, retail, and wholesale businesses and create 250 immediate full-time positions. The firm also expects to create more than 600 new full-time jobs in Georgia by 2015.

"Encouraging job growth in the state is of the utmost importance, and we are pleased Carter's has chosen to invest in Georgia and its workforce," said Govenor Nathan Deal.

"This new facility is intended to allow us to support growth in our Carter's and OshKosh B'Gosh brands, improve the efficiency of our operations and better serve our customers," added Carter's chairman and CEO, Michael Casey.

Job training programme Georgia QuickStart will support Carter's in developing the facility's workforce. The company will begin its hiring process in early May to fill positions in operations, engineering, inventory control, human resources and additional support roles.