Date:07 September 2012
Amazon to create 2,000 new jobs in the UK
Amazon has announced it will create an additional 2,000 jobs in the UK over the next 2 years, with the opening of three more distribution centres. This week the online shopping giant opened a new site in Hemel Hempstead, creating 600 permanent positions. During the peak festive trading period Amazon will also employ up to 3,000 temporary workers at its UK distribution centres.
Amazon managing director Christopher North said: "We have created thousands of jobs in the UK over the last few years and are delighted to announce that we plan to create thousands more in the next 24 months.
"Our recruitment team has been exceptionally busy recently hiring hundreds of employees at the Hemel Hempstead fulfilment centre and they will certainly be busy over the next couple of years as we continue to expand to provide customers with the best possible experience."
Prime Minister David Cameron said: "This is great news, not only for those individuals who will find work, but for the UK economy. This shows that the UK has the infrastructure and talent to continue to attract major investments from leading companies such as Amazon."