- 29 April 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
Amazon has announced it is to open a new fulfilment centre in Kegworth, East Midlands. The move is to meet customer demand, extend the selection available to customers, and to reach out to more small and medium businesses that might want to scale their businesses through Amazon.
The Kegworth FC is to provide 500 full time jobs and has the capacity to grow to 1,000. The online giant is hiring operations managers, engineers, HR and IT specialists right now.
Later this year Amazon will recruit a team to pick, pack and ship customer orders.
“I was very pleased to learn that Amazon had chosen the East Midlands Gateway area for their new fulfilment centre and that in time it will provide 500 permanent jobs, and opportunities, for local people,” said Andrew Bridgen MP for North West Leicestershire. “The decision demonstrates the ever-increasing strength of our thriving local economy and the confidence that business has in our area.”