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Amazon To Create 27,000 Permanent & Seasonal Jobs In The UK

04 Sep 2020

Amazon To Create 27,000 Permanent & Seasonal Jobs In The UK

Amazon has announced plans to recruit 27,000 permanent and seasonal staff before the end of 2020.

The online retail giant has already created 3,000 new jobs in the UK this year and is now looking for a further 7,000 permanent staff to join their ranks.

The company has also announced plans to advertise 20,000 seasonal roles over the Christmas period of busy trading.

In total it will mean that Amazon has added 30,000 vacancies throughout 2020 and will have expanded its number of permanent staff in the UK to over 40,000.

The company will be recruiting at more than 50 locations around the UK so students have a great chance of landing one of the Christmas jobs in their area.

There is a very varied mix of roles on offer with Amazon saying they will be looking for pickers, packers & shippers as well as more experienced staff to work in engineering, finance, health & safety, HR and IT.

Announcing the thousands of new vacancies across the nation, the vice president of European customer fulfilment at Amazon, Stefano Perego, 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. 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,” added Mr Perego.

Welcoming the announcement, Alok Sharma, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, said: “While this has been a challenging time for many businesses, it is hugely encouraging to see Amazon creating 10,000 [permanent] jobs in the UK this year. This is not only great news for those looking for a new job, but also a clear vote of confidence in the UK economy as we build back better from the pandemic.”

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