New jobs will be created at Amazon’s three new distribution centres
Online shopping major Amazon is considering add 2000 new jobs in the UK over the next two years at its three new distribution centres from where online shopping orders are shipped.
The US-based firm has opened a new 450ft2 distribution centre in Hemel Hempstead, creating 600 new permanent jobs and it will also hire 3,000 temporary workers at its existing distribution centres during the Christmas period.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron said: "This is great news, not only for those individuals who will find work, but for the UK economy."
The jobs at new centres will include roles in HR, IT, facilities management, Learning and Development in addition to various operational management areas.
Amazon UK managing director Christopher North said:" 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."
Amazon already operates distribution centres at Doncaster, Peterborough, Rugeley, Dunfermline, Gourock and Swansea Bay.
The company is also planning to open additional 18 distribution centres in 2012.
In July 2012, the online retailer revealed its plans to set up a digital media development centre in London, which will add several jobsin the areas of developing interactive web services for smartphones, tablets and PCs.