Amazon recruiting 10,000 extra Christmas staff

Despite the struggles of the High Street, online retailer Amazon is expecting record business this Christmas.

And as a result it is in the process of hiring 10,000 additional staff at its UK packing centres. It operates eight in total, the newest of which opened in Hemel Hempstead earlier this year, Retail Week reports.

It also expects to open a further three centres in the next two years, creating 2,000 permanent jobs in the process.

On our busiest shopping day last Christmas, we saw customers order a total of three million items during one 24-hour period at a rate of 35 items every second,” director of operations Catherine McDermott stated.

We look forward to welcoming a good number of new faces to our centres [and] welcoming back temporary employees who join us every year. We are a company in growth and when we have permanent positions to fill, it’s the top performing temporary employees we look to.”

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