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Amazon to open new Daventry fufilment centre

Amazon has unveiled plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Daventry in 2017. The facility will create more than 300 new permanent jobs.

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Amazon to open new Daventry fufilment centre

The online retail giant said the new facility will help it to extend its product selection of more than 150 million items and support the 40% growth seen last year in the number of independent small businesses selling on Amazon Marketplace using Fulfilment by Amazon warehousing and delivery.

John Tagawa, Amazon's vice president of UK operations, said: "We look forward to welcoming 300 new recruits to the Amazon team with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one. The new site in Daventry will 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."

Later this autumn, Amazon will begin recruiting for a range of positions for the Daventry fulfilment centre where positions will include operations managers, engineers, customer order handlers and HR and IT roles.

Daventry fulfilment centre will be the third Amazon fulfilment centre in the Midlands area.

Amazon has twelve fulfilment centres in the UK, including one in Coalville, two in Doncaster and one each in Dunfermline, Dunstable, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Rugeley and Swansea Bay.

The retailer announced earlier this summer it will also open a new fulfilment centres in Doncaster and Tilbury in 2017.

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