Image of Amazon logo

Retail giant Amazon is creating more than 900 new jobs in Staffordshrie before the end of the year

The retail giant wants to recruit 7,000 employees across more than 50 UK sites before the end of December.

As part of this, Amazon is looking to recruit 70 permanent employees and around 100 temporary staff at its delivery station at Trentham Lakes in Stoke-on-Trent.

It is also creating a further 800 seasonal jobs at its Rugeley fulfilment centre.

The recruitment drive is part of Amazon's ambition to create 10,000 new jobs in 2020. The massive recruitment drive will take Amazon's permanent UK workforce to around 40,000.

Stefano Perego, Amazon’s Vice President of European Customer Fulfilment, said: "We're proud to be creating 10,000 new permanent roles across our UK network of fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery stations offering competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.

"Our people have played a critical role in serving customers in these unprecedented times and the new roles will help us continue to meet customer demand and support small and medium sized businesses selling on Amazon.

"The new state-of-the-art robotics fulfilment centres in the North East and the Midlands, as well as the thousands of additional roles at sites across the country, underline our commitment to the people and communities in which we operate. We are employing thousands of talented individuals in a diverse range of good jobs from operations managers and tech professionals through to people to handle customer orders."

He added: "We prepare year-round for the festive season and we're also excited to have over 20,000 seasonal positions available this year to help delight our customers. We look forward to welcoming back seasonal workers who return year-after-year to work at Amazon and welcome new faces to the seasonal team."

Stoke-on-Tent and Staffordshire LEP chairman Alun Rogers has welcomed the news.

He said: "Whilst the local and national economies have taken a real hit as a result of the pandemic, logistics and delivery companies have undoubtedly done well as home shopping and home working has increased.

"Our area is critical for the logistics sector due to our central location and connectivity so it's of little surprise companies like Amazon are investing here and these jobs are being created.

"We welcome the creation of any jobs in our area, particularly with many people still furloughed and with some unfortunately facing redundancy. Amazon has a big presence in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire so we're pleased our residents will benefit from these new jobs."

To apply and find out more about the available roles click here

Related