- 3 September 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
Amazon UK is to hire 10,000 new permanent roles to its existing 30,000 strong workforce. This is in addition to the 3,000 it has already hired and 20,000 peak season temporary roles the online giant is hiring for right now.
The new roles will include jobs at the corporate offices and at new fulfilment centres in the North East and Midlands. Posts include those in HR and IT as well as engineering, health and safety and finance as well as pickers, packers and drivers.
Many of the new jobs are to be at three new fulfilment centres in Darlington, Durham and Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, that are fitted out with the latest robotics technology and are to all be open in time for the coming peak season.
Stefano Perego, Amazon’s Vice President of European Customer Fulfilment, said: “We’re proud to be creating 10,000 new permanent roles across our UK network of fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery stations offering competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one. Our people have played a critical role in serving customers in these unprecedented times and the new roles will help us continue to meet customer demand and support small and medium sized businesses selling on Amazon.
“The new state-of-the-art robotics fulfilment centres in the North East and the Midlands, as well as the thousands of additional roles at sites across the country, underline our commitment to the people and communities in which we operate. We are employing thousands of talented individuals in a diverse range of good jobs from operations managers and tech professionals through to people to handle customer orders.”
He added: “We prepare year-round for the festive season and we’re also excited to have over 20,000 seasonal positions available this year to help delight our customers. We look forward to welcoming back seasonal workers who return year-after-year to work at Amazon and welcome new faces to the seasonal team.”