Online retailer Amazon has announced that it will create 1,000 new permanent roles at its UK fulfilment centres in the coming months.
“Over the past two years, we have added well in excess of 2,000 new employees to our workforce and we are delighted to be able to add a further 1,000 to that number over the coming months,” said John Tagawa, director of UK operations at Amazon. “We have continued to focus day in, day out, on providing the very best shopping experience for our customers and as we see greater demand, we are able to rapidly grow our talented team across the UK.”
There are currently 6,000 permanent employees in Amazon fulfilment and customer service centres in the UK. Amazon has invested over £1 billion in its UK operations to date, which includes eight large fulfilment centres. This year, Sunday delivery has been made available in seven cities; more than a million products in Amazon’s European fulfilment centres outside the UK have been made available for Two-Day delivery to the UK; and Amazon’s network of Pick-Up Locations has continued to expand including new Amazon Lockers in tube stations and Birmingham Airport.