Amazon is to open a new fulfilment centre in Kegworth, East Midlands to help meet customer demand, expand selection and enable SMBs selling on Amazon to scale their businesses.
The fulfilment centre will provide over 500 new permanent jobs, with the capacity to expand to 1,000. Amazon is recruiting for operations managers, engineers, HR and IT specialists. Recruitment for a team to will pick, pack and ship customer orders will begin later this year.
“I was very pleased to learn that Amazon had chosen the East Midlands Gateway area for their new fulfilment centre and that in time it will provide 500 permanent jobs, and opportunities, for local people,” said Andrew Bridgen MP for North West Leicestershire. “The decision demonstrates the ever-increasing strength of our thriving local economy and the confidence that business has in our area.”