Amazon to hire 19,000 temps for Christmas

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Amazon UK is to hire 19,000 people at its fulfilment and customer service centres over the Christmas period.

“We are 100 per cent focused on providing an exceptional customer experience and to ensure that we maintain this high level of service during the Christmas period, thousands of seasonal associates will join our teams across the UK,” said John Tagawa, Amazon’s vice president of UK operations.

“There are many people who take up seasonal roles each and every Christmas. We look forward to welcoming them back as well as the many new faces who will join us for the first time.”

Amazon has created 700 permanent roles this year at its eight UK fulfilment centres.

It is also opening a new fulfilment centre in Dunstable creating 500 permanent jobs with a second fulfilment centre in Doncaster also opening next month, creating some 300  permanent jobs over the next three years.

“As we continue to expand our operations in the UK, we are confident that hundreds of people who join us this Christmas in a seasonal role will have the opportunity to stay on with us on a permanent basis,” said Tagawa.

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