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Amazon is to create 7,000 new permanent positions in the UK before the end of the year, and has also started recruiting for more than 20,000 seasonal positions for the festive period.

Amazon has already added 3,000 new permanent roles to its workforce this year across its UK network of fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery stations. The company will add a further 7,000 new permanent roles by the end of 2020 across more than 50 sites, including corporate offices and two new fulfilment centres launching in the autumn; one in the North East and one the Midlands.

The new roles include engineers, graduates, HR and IT professionals, health and safety and finance specialists, as well as those who will pick, pack and ship customer orders. Together, new recruits are to help Amazon meet growing customer demand while also enabling small and medium sized enterprises selling on Amazon to scale their businesses.

In addition, Amazon is creating more than 20,000 seasonal positions across the UK ahead of the festive period at its sites across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as at three pop-up fulfilment centres.

Pay starts at a minimum of £10.50 p/h in the London area and £9.50 p/h in other parts of the UK for all full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal roles in Amazon’s fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery stations. 

Amazon’s workforce will increase from more than 30,000 people in the UK at the beginning of the year to more than 40,000 people by the end of 2020. Amazon has invested over £18 billion in its UK operations since 2010 to provide convenience, selection and value to UK consumers, while helping to digitally empower more than 373,000 small businesses and content creators. 

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