Amazon will build a new fulfillment center in England, and is part of the company’s plan to create 2,500 permanent jobs in the UK this year.
Amazon will build the new 1-million square foot fulfillment center in Coalville, Leicestershire, which will create 500 new permanent jobs over three years.
Amazon has started its recruitment program for a range of positions, from operations managers to engineers, HR and IT roles, to associates who will handle orders at the fulfilment center in Mountpark Bardon. The center will begin operating in the fall.
Amazon said it expects its total workforce to grow to 14,500 by the end of 2016. “As well as creating more jobs in its UK fulfilment centres, Amazon is planning to hire up and down the country at its head office, research and development centres, customer service centres, Fashion Photography Studio and new Amazon Web Services (AWS) UK data centres, which are currently being built in the UK,” the company said in its announcement on Thursday. “Amazon has invested more than £4.6 billion in the UK economy to build and run its UK business since 2010.”
Amazon has ten fulfilment centers in the UK, including two in Doncaster and one each in Dunfermline, Dunstable, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Rugeley and Swansea Bay. Two of the centers opened in 2015.