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Amazon to hire 19,000 seasonal workers as Christmas approaches

Amazon is to hire 19,000 people in seasonal roles within its fulfilment and customer service centres over this yearÂ’s busy Christmas period.

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Amazon to hire 19,000 seasonal workers as Christmas approaches

Amazon is to hire 19,000 people in seasonal roles within its fulfilment and customer service centres over this yearÂ’s busy Christmas period.

The online retail giant operates eight UK fulfilment centres in Doncaster, Dunfermline, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Rugeley and Swansea Bay. It is also planning to open new facilities in Dunstable and Doncaster next month.

John Tagawa, Amazon’s vice president of UK operations, said: “We are 100% focused on providing an exceptional customer experience and to ensure that we maintain this high level of service during the Christmas period, thousands of seasonal associates will join our teams across the UK.”

Amazon has created 700 permanent roles in its UK fulfilment centres so far this year and now employs more than 7,800 people at the centres. This has risen from more than 4,000 at the beginning of 2011.

Tagawa added: “As we continue to expand our operations in the UK, we are confident that hundreds of people who join us this Christmas in a seasonal role will have the opportunity to stay on with us on a permanent basis.”

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