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The firm has pledged to create 7,000 jobs in addition to the 3,000 new permanent roles created across its UK network of fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery stations.
Jane Imrie

Amazon to create 10,000 new jobs across the UK

Online retail giant Amazon has announced plans to create 10,000 jobs across its UK workforce this year.

The firm has pledged to create 7,000 jobs in addition to the 3,000 new permanent roles created across its UK network of fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery stations.

At the centre of the job creation programme are three new fulfilment centres in Darlington, Durham and Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Stefano Perego, Amazon’s vice president of European customer fulfilment, explained: “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.

Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, commented: “While this has been a challenging time for many businesses, it is hugely encouraging to see Amazon creating 10,000 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.

“The government remains deeply committed to supporting retailers of all sizes and we continue to work closely with the industry as we embark on the road to economic recovery.”

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