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Amazon Converts 400 Seasonal Peterborough Jobs Into Permanent Roles

04 Apr 2016

Amazon Converts 400 Seasonal Peterborough Jobs Into Permanent Roles

Amazon has created 400 Peterborough jobs by converting positions they had advertised as Christmas vacancies into permanent roles at their fulfilment centre in the city.

Giving the seasonal staff permanent jobs at the Amazon distribution centre at Kingston Park in Fletton means the online retailer now employs over 1,200 permanent members of staff at the Peterborough facility.

Just last month, Amazon announced 1,000 new jobs in Manchester will be added over the course of the next three years. Nationwide, the company will provide UK jobs for almost 15,000 people in full or part time roles by the end of 2016, taking on 2,500 new staff this year alone.

Commenting on the 400 new permanent roles in Peterborough, Amazon’s vice-president of UK operations, John Tagawa, said: “We’re delighted so many people who helped deliver a first rate level of service for our customers at Christmas will join the Amazon team at Peterborough on a permanent basis with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits from day one. We are delighted to be part of this great community, continue to grow our workforce and invest in our Peterborough operation.”

Local councillors and MPs welcomed Amazon’s conversion of seasonal roles into permanent positions, with Shailesh Vara, MP for North West Cambridgeshire, saying: “I am delighted. This is excellent news for the individuals concerned and is a significant boost for the local economy. Amazon has been committed to Peterborough for some time now and it is good news that they are able to provide even more secure jobs.”

Leader of Peterborough City Council, Councillor John Holditch, added: “It is absolutely fantastic news for the workers and the city. It takes Amazon’s workforce [in Peterborough] to more than 1,000 and makes the company one of the city’s ‘golden’ employers. It sends out a message to other companies that Peterborough is a good place to do business.”

Chief Executive of Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, John Bridge, was also quick to praise the move by Amazon:

“It is really good news for the city as well as the people involved, giving them more security. Seasonal jobs are always welcome at the appropriate time. This rewards those who took the seasonal roles,” said Mr Bridge.

We advertise both seasonal jobs and permanent jobs in Peterborough all through the year. From students who want to work full time during the summer or Christmas in Peterborough, to students who just want to put in a few hours a week during term time - we’ve got them all. If you want to get into the world of work in this area of the UK, then apply for jobs in Peterborough now.

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