Retail giant Amazon set for their festive rush
WITH Christmas just 52 days away, staff at the Amazon fulfilment centre are preparing for another packed festive period.
The centre in Jersey Marine is busy preparing for their annual "peak" period, which will see staff working round the clock in order to ensure all manner of gifts are delivered before the big day.
Earlier this month, the internet giant announced it would be creating more than 1,000 temporary jobs at the centre in order to meet demand.
General manger, Ian Thorburn, said: "We will be working 24-hours a day, seven days a week, for the peak period which is around from the beginning of November until just after Christmas.
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"In previous years we have converted many temporary jobs to permanent roles. It is something that the company likes to do, those here permanently, nearly all came initially from the temporary workforce.
"The workforce here are first class. A lot of them have been here since the very beginning, they are happy with Amazon and we appreciate that very much.
"We have our fair share of families working here too, we try and promote that kind of environment. We talk to staff about recommending people they know and we think it is a positive thing."
Across the UK the company will hire more than 10,000 temporary employees to meet demand across their fulfilment centres.
On the busiest online shopping day last year — Monday, December 5 — the company received orders for more than three million items.