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Amazon Adds 1,000 Workers a Year to UK Fulfillment Centers

Amazon will create 1,000 new permanent jobs at its UK fulfillment centers in the coming months, it announced on Monday. The company said it has invested over 1 billion pounds in its UK operations to date, which includes eight large fulfillment centers.

Amazon currently employs 6,000 permanent employees in Amazon fulfillment and customer service centers in Doncaster, Dunfermline, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Rugeley, and Swansea Bay.

Amazon Director of UK Operations John Tagawa said in the press release, “Over the past two years, we have added well in excess of 2,000 new employees to our workforce and we are delighted to be able to add a further 1,000 to that number over the coming months. We have continued to focus day in, day out on providing the very best shopping experience for our customers and as we see greater demand, we are able to rapidly grow our talented team across the UK.”

Amazon said it continues to implement new programs and ways of working for the benefit of its entire workforce. Among those mentioned in the announcement: Associates now work a 4-day week, working ten-hour shifts. “Fewer visits to work saves associates both time and money on a weekly basis,” the company said.

Amazon also noted that its network of Pick-Up Locations has continued to expand, including new Amazon Lockers in tube stations and Birmingham Airport.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.