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Amazon To Create Over 1,000 Jobs In The North East

19 Dec 2019

Amazon To Create Over 1,000 Jobs In The North East

Amazon is to create over 1,000 new full and part time jobs in the North East with the opening of a new fulfilment centre in Darlington.

The huge new facility at Symmetry Park will be Amazon’s 22 fulfilment centre in the UK and the retailer’s first ever one in the North East.

Recruitment for some roles at the Darlington fulfilment centre is already underway, with Amazon already taking applications for departments including Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, IT and Operations.

The online retail giant will start recruitment for warehouse roles such as pickers and packers at the start of 2020.

Announcing the new full and part time jobs in the North East, the vice president of Customer Fulfilment for Amazon in the UK, Stefano Perego, said: “We are excited to start the New Year with a recruitment drive for 1,000 new permanent roles in Darlington, with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”.

“We are delighted to expand our operations in the North East with this new team playing a crucial role in delivering a first-rate level of service for our customers,” added Mr Perego.

Welcoming the news, the Leader of Darlington Borough Council, Councillor Heather Scott, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Amazon to Darlington. There has been a great deal of interest in the site as building work has progressed, so it’s great to get this announcement just before Christmas.”

“The jobs, investment and ongoing economic benefits this development will bring can only be a good thing for Darlington. I am sure this is just the beginning of a long and fruitful working relationship between Amazon and Darlington,” said Councillor Scott.

Ben Houchen, the Mayor of Tees Valley, also commented, saying: “My number one priority is always attracting the businesses and investment to the Tees Valley that will create the good quality well-paid jobs we all want to see come to our region and they don’t come much bigger than Amazon. It is another huge vote of confidence in our region.”

“Jobs are already open for application in HR, IT, finance, operations and engineering. Just the sort of high-quality professional roles we want to see for the talented people in our area. I would encourage everyone to get applying for these exciting new roles now,” said Mayor Houchen.

Finally, Darlington’s brand new MP, Peter Gibson, added: “I welcome any new employer to Darlington, but in the first week as MP for our town this is truly brilliant news, which deserves to be celebrated.”

If you think you’d like to work in a fulfilment centre then you could pick up quite a few tips in our guide to Warehouse Apprenticeships in the UK.

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