400 new jobs Will be Created by Amazon in the UK

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    Amazon is generating 400 new jobs in the United Kingdom with a new fulfilment centre that is planned for Rugby.

    The new permanent jobs will be in HR, operations, IT, and engineering.

    Rugby is the newest local fulfilment centre that is to be created by Amazon in the region in recent years, with sites established in Daventry and Coalville during the past year and in Rugeley back in 2011, hiring more than 2,500 people between the sites.

    “We are thrilled to begin recruitment for 400 new permanent roles in Rugby with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one,” stated Stefano Perego, the UK director of customer fulfilment of Amazon.

    The said investment was welcomed by Mark Pawey, a local MP.

    “The decision demonstrates the ever-increasing strength of our thriving local economy and the confidence that business has in our area,” stated Pawey.

    An additional hub is proposed for Coventry and is set to open this year with the addition of 1,650 more jobs, as well as additional warehouses in Bolton and Bristol.

    This week, Amazon is expected to report revenues amounting to almost $60bn for the fourth quarter of last year which covers the profitable Christmas season, an increase of 37 percent.