Jobs boost at Amazon's Jersey Marine distribution centre
Over 1,000 seasonal jobs have been created at Amazon's Jersey Marine distribution centre as it prepares for the festive season.
The online retail giant today announced plans to hire more than 10,000 temporary employees in its UK fulfilment centres over the Christmas period.
A spokesman for Amazon said recruitment is already underway.
Catherine McDermott, Director of Operations at Amazon.co.uk Ltd said: “On our busiest shopping day last Christmas, we saw customers order a total of three million items during one 24-hour period at a rate of 35 items every second.
A spokesman for Amazon said thousands of UK employees initially on temporary contracts have moved into permanent roles in the last three years.
“We are a company in growth and when we have permanent positions to fill, it’s the top performing temporary employees that we look to,” Catherine McDermott said.
The creation of the seasonal roles at the Jersey Marine warehouse comes shortly after the opening of Amazon’s eighth UK fulfilment centre, in Hemel Hempstead, which will create 600 permanent jobs. Amazon has also announced that it will create 2,000 additional permanent new jobs at three further UK fulfilment centres over the next two years.