Amazon to create 2,000 jobs

Online shopping site Amazon is to create 2,000 new jobs with the opening of three more distribution centres, following the opening of a new site in Hemel Hempstead.

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Amazon managing director 'we continue to expand'

The managing director of the online retailer Amazon has spoken about the creation of 2,000 new jobs with the opening of three more distribution centres.

The announcement follows the opening of a new site in Hemel Hempstead.

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.

"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."

– Christopher North, Amazon managing director

Amazon to create 2000 new jobs

The online retailer Amazon whose central distribution centre in the UK is based near Milton Keynes is to create 2,000 new jobs with the opening of three more distribution centres.

Amazon's distribution centre near Milton Keynes Credit: PA

Up to 3,000 temporary workers will also be taken on during the Christmas peak period.

The news was announced as Amazon opened a new site at Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire, creating 600 permanent jobs.

The Prime Minister has welcomed the announcement saying: "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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