Amazon sees continuing growth in UK fulfilment centres
Amazon has reported today (24 September) that it now employs more than 7,800 people at its eight UK fulfilment centres, compared to 4,000 at the beginning of 2011. The company’s fulfilment centres are located in Doncaster, Dunfermline, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Rugeley and Swansea Bay.
Amazon also recently announced that it will open a new fulfilment centre in Dunstable next month, creating a further 500 permanent jobs. A second fulfilment centre in Doncaster will also open in later this year, creating more than 300 new permanent jobs over three years.
The company also announced today that – in common with players across the logistics and retail sectors – it will be “hiring thousands more temporary roles ahead of the Christmas peak”.