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Amazon to create 1,500 jobs in Essex

Amazon is to create more than 1,500 new permanent jobs next year with the opening a new fulfilment centre in Tilbury in Essex.

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Amazon to create 1,500 jobs in Essex

The online retail giant will begin recruiting for a range of positions including operations managers, engineers, HR and IT roles and customer order handlers.

“We are excited to announce that we will be opening our 13th fulfilment centre in the UK in Tilbury in spring 2017 to enable us to continue to expand our product selection, support more third party sellers including small businesses with our fulfilment expertise and meet growing customer demand in the UK,” said John Tagawa, Amazon’s vice president of UK operations. “We are delighted to be creating more than 1,500 new permanent full-time jobs with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”

The Tilbury fulfilment centre will be equipped with the latest and most advanced Amazon Robotics technology which launched earlier this year in the UK at Amazon’s fulfilment centres in Dunstable and Doncaster.

Amazon currently has ten fulfilment centres in the UK, including two in Doncaster and one each in Dunfermline, Dunstable, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Rugeley and Swansea Bay. In the autumn, the retailer will open two new fulfilment centres in Manchester and Coalville. The new fulfilment centre in Manchester will also use Amazon Robotics technology.

Amazon announced earlier this month that it will open a new fulfilment centre in Doncaster in summer 2017 which will create 500 new full-time permanent jobs.

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