After an axing of thousands of UK based jobs, a couple of years ago, Amazon is looking redress the balance and go on a mass hiring spree.
Permanent and seasonal workers (Christmas, not Easter) will all be on the ˜to-get' list at Amazon from now till the end of the year. They are planning to recruit 7,000 more permanent staff in the UK this year having already added 3,000 roles to the workforce across its network of fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery stations. The new roles are available across more than 50 of its sites, including Corporate offices and two new hi-tech fulfilment centres launching in Durham and Sutton-in-Ashfield later this autumn.
'The online giant also wants to hire 20,000 seasonal workers in preparation for the busy festive season.'
The online giant also wants to hire 20,000 seasonal workers in preparation for the busy festive season. Amazon has experienced booming sales during the pandemic, helping it gain an even bigger slice of the market as shoppers continue to shun the high street. Amazon has played a critical role in serving customers in these unprecedented times and the new roles will help us continue to meet customer demand and support small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon. After so many bleak and dower stories about companies laying off employees (we don't make the news, only report it), it's nice to hear of a company, and one of such power and influence, to be taking the opposite route in these turbid times.