Amazon to take on 10,000 Christmas workers

Despite High Street struggles Amazon is expecting record business this Christmas.
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Amazon is in the process of hiring 10,000 additional Christmas staff to work at its UK packing centres.

“On our busiest shopping day last Christmas, we saw customers order a total of three million items during one 24-hour period at a rate of 35 items every second,” director of operations Catherine McDermott stated.

“We look forward to welcoming a good number of new faces to our centres [and] welcoming back temporary employees who join us every year. We are a company in growth and when we have permanent positions to fill, it’s the top performing temporary employees we look to.”

Amazon operates eight packing centres in the UK, the most recent of which is in Hemel Hempstead. The ever-growing online retailer plans to open three more UK packing centres over the next two years.

[Source: Retail Week]

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