Amazon has announced that 10,000 new permanent roles are being created across the UK, bringing its total full-time UK workforce to more than 40,000.
The company has already added 3,000 permanent jobs across its fulfillment centres, sort centres and delivery stations.
A further 7,000 new roles will be added by the end of 2020 across more than 50 sites, including corporate offices and new fulfillment centres launching in the North East and Midlands.
New positions, ranging from IT professionals to roles in customer shipping, will assist Amazon in meeting increasing consumer demand and enable moderate sized enterprises selling on the service to scale their businesses.
Furthermore, Amazon is creating more than 20,000 seasonal positions across the UK ahead of the festive season in its regional sites and fulfillment centres.
Employee wages start at a minimum of £10.50 p/h in the London area and £9.50 p/h in other parts of the country for all full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal roles in Amazon’s fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery stations.
Stefano Perego, Amazon’s VP of European customer fulfilment, said: “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.’’
He added: “We prepare year-round for the festive season and we’re also excited to have over 20,000 seasonal positions available this year to help delight our customers.
“We look forward to welcoming back seasonal workers who return year-after-year to work at Amazon and welcome new faces to the seasonal team.”