Amazon is to open a fulfilment centre in Rugby – the first of four that it plans to open in the UK this year.
“We are delighted to expand our operations in the Midlands where we already have a dedicated workforce of more than 2,500 people at fulfilment centres in Rugeley, Coalville and Daventry,” said Stefano Perego, Amazon’s director of UK customer fulfilment. “We are thrilled to begin recruitment for 400 new permanent roles in Rugby with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”
Mark Pawey, MP for Rugby said: “I was very pleased to learn that such a substantial and well known business such as Amazon had chosen Rugby for their new fulfilment centre and that in time it will provide 400 permanent jobs, and opportunities, for local people,”. “The decision demonstrates the ever increasing strength of our thriving local economy and the confidence that business has in our area.”
The new site will be the fourth in the Midlands for Amazon, joining centres in Coalville and Daventry which opened in 2016 and Rugeley which opened in 2011.
Amazon plans to open three further fulfilment centres in 2018 in Bristol, Bolton and Coventry.