|Amazon today (Friday October 13) announced plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Bolton next year.
Bolton will be the ecommerce giant’s third fulfilment centre in the north-west, joining Manchester and Warrington, and will take the total number of permanent jobs created by Amazon in the region to more than 3,500.
Amazon director of UK customer fulfilment Stefano Perego said: “Our ability to expand in the north-west is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce.”
The business has already started recruiting for roles for 1,200 full-time permanent jobs in Bolton, including operations managers, engineers, HR and IT specialists. The team who will pick, pack and ship customer items such as kitchenware, books and toys will be recruited in 2018. Those interested in applying should visit www.myamazonjob.com/fulfillment-centers/bolton
Amazon said it is increasing the size of its UK fulfilment centre network to meet increasing customer demands, expand selection and enable SMEs selling on Amazon Marketplace to scale their business.
There are a total of 16 Amazon fulfilment centres in the UK. This year centres opened in Doncaster, Warrington and Tilbury. There are two further fulfilment centres in Doncaster and one each in Coalville (Leicestershire), Daventry, Dunfermline, Dunstable, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Rugeley and Swansea Bay.
A UK receive centre will also open in Coventry in 2018 and act as a central hub to receive and sort millions of products sold on Amazon.co.uk each year.
Amazon has invested £6.4 billion in the UK since 2010 in its UK-based research and development, head office and fulfilment and logistics infrastructure.