1,500 jobs on offer at Amazon's Swansea Bay centre
Amazon has today announced that it will hire more than 1,500 jobs in a variety of roles at its Swansea Bay centre.
The posts are part of 15,000 seasonal posts the company is creating people across the UK to meet customer demand this Christmas period. Amazon is creating more than 1,500 jobs.
Director of Operations at Amazon.co.uk Ltd Catherine McDermott said: “On our busiest shopping day last Christmas, customers ordered a total of 3.5 million items during one 24-hour period at a rate of 44 items a second.
“During the Christmas season, seasonal associates play a critical role in making sure we meet increased demand from customers. As we continue to expand our UK operations, we expect many hundreds of these temporary associates to move into permanent positions as has been the case in previous years.”
Last year, Amazon created more than 10,000 seasonal jobs in the run up to Christmas across the UK. By the end of January 2013, Amazon had offered permanent roles to 1,000 temporary associates – and an additional 500 temporary associates will have moved into permanent jobs by the end of the year.
Amazon has opened five new UK fulfilment centres in the last five years, creating more than 2,500 permanent jobs.
Candidates can learn more about these open positions at www.amazon.co.uk/careers.