Amazon is opening another fulfillment center in the UK. The Manchester FC will open in the fall, and will be responsible for the creation of 1,000 new permanent jobs over 3 years, the company promised.
It’s the second new center Amazon plans to build this year in the UK – last month, Amazon announced it would build a new 1-million square foot fulfillment center in Coalville, Leicestershire, which will create 500 new permanent jobs over three years.
The opening of the two new sites will take the number of Amazon fulfilment centers in the UK to 12. Amazon has ten fulfillment 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 those centers opened in 2015.
Amazon said it expects its total workforce to grow to 14,500 by the end of 2016 – that includes jobs outside of its warehouses, including its Fashion Photography Studio and new Amazon Web Services (AWS) UK data centers.
Amazon said it has invested more than 4.6 billion pounds in the UK economy to build and run its UK business since 2010.
Amazon Vice President of UK Operations John Tagawa said in a press announcement, “We are excited to open our first fulfilment centre in the North West of England, creating 1,000 new permanent jobs over three years with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”