Amazon has opened its eighth fulfilment centre in the UK at Hemel Hempstead creating 600 new permanent jobs.
The 450,000 sq ft fulfilment centre at Mammoth in Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead is one of three sites that Amazon plans to open by the end of 2014 creating a total of 2,000 permanent jobs.
Up to 3,000 temporary jobs will also be created at the three new fulfilment centres during the Christmas peak period.
Prime minister David Cameron said: “This is great news, not only for those individuals who will find work, but for the UK economy. This shows that the UK has the infrastructure and talent to continue to attract major investments from leading companies such as Amazon.”
Amazon currently has sites at: Marston Gate, Doncaster, Peterborough and Rugeley in England, Dunfermline and Gourock in Scotland and Swansea Bay in Wales.
Christopher North, managing director of Amazon.co.uk, said: “Our recruitment team has been exceptionally busy recently hiring hundreds of employees at the Hemel Hempstead fulfilment centre and they will certainly be busy over the next couple of years as we continue to expand to provide customers with the best possible experience. We look forward to welcoming thousands of new recruits to the Amazon team.”
Opportunities at the new centres will include roles in HR, IT, facilities management, learning and development and a number of operational management areas.