Independent delivery companies working for Amazon Logistics are hiring around 135 additional drivers to make deliveries across the Midlands following Amazon’s decision to relocate its delivery station in Leicestershire to larger premises at Bardon.
Currently, four independent delivery companies have 240 drivers delivering to Amazon customers from the existing premises in Willow Farm Business Park, Castle Donington.
The number of independent delivery companies will increase to eight when the new site at Interlink Way, Bardon, becomes fully operational.
Around 20 people are already employed directly by Amazon Logistics and this will increase to 40 at the new site, which opens next month.
Jamie Stephenson, UK director for Amazon Logistics, said: “Amazon Logistics adds capacity and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery network, enabling us to meet the delivery needs of customers. Amazon Logistics is also helping independent local delivery companies to grow their businesses by providing state of the art technology to deliver Amazon orders.”
The new site is one of 15 Amazon Logistics delivery stations in the UK.
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