Amazon UK opens new distribution centre

Online retail titan to create 2,000 new jobs and up to 3,000 temporary positions for Christmas.
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5_amazon-210.jpg has opened a new distribution centre in Hemel Hempstead.

600 new jobs have been created at the centre, which will climb to 2,000 across the online retailer’s UK business by the end of 2014.

Prime Minister David Cameron said this was “great news” for individuals to find work and for the UK economy.

There will be new positions made for computing, human resources and management areas.

And up to 3,000 temporary jobs will be created over the Christmas period.

“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,” said Amazon UK’s MD Christopher North.

“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.”

David Cameron added: “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.”

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