Amazon is to create 500 permanent jobs in Leicestershire with the opening of a new distribution centre in Coalville, the company has announced.
The online retail giant said it has already started its recruitment programme for a "range of positions" at the site in Mountpark Bardon.
The firm said the new roles are part of Amazon's plans to create 2,500 permanent jobs in the UK this year, bringing the company's total workforce to 14,500 by the end of 2016.
John Tagawa, Amazon’s Vice President of UK Operations, said:
The news comes as a welcome boost for the area after Coalville-based shoe company Brantano went into administration last month, which followed the closure of Snibston Discovery Museum last year.
Andrew Bridgen, MP for North West Leicestershire, said: