Amazon has announced plans to hire 2,000 more staff for its new fulfilment centre in Stockton-on-Tees, England. The new centre is due to open in October 2023 and will create a total of 3,000 jobs.
The new jobs will be a mix of permanent and seasonal roles and will include positions in picking, packing, and shipping. Amazon is also looking to hire for a number of management roles.
The announcement comes as Amazon continues to expand its operations in the UK. The company currently has 17 fulfilment centres across the UK and employs over 50,000 people.
In a statement, Amazon said that the new jobs in Stockton-on-Tees would “provide a major boost to the local economy”. The company said that it would be working with local schools and colleges to provide training for the new roles.
The announcement has been welcomed by local businesses and politicians. Stockton-on-Tees Mayor, Kevin Miles, said that the new jobs were “fantastic news” for the town. He said that the new jobs would “help to boost the local economy and create opportunities for local people”.
The new fulfilment centre is located in the Tees Valley Freeport, which is a designated area that offers tax breaks and other incentives to businesses. The Freeport is expected to create thousands of new jobs in the region.
Amazon’s announcement is a further sign of the company’s commitment to the UK. The company has invested heavily in the UK in recent years and has said that it plans to continue to expand its operations in the country.
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