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Jobs boost at Amazon's Jersey Marine distribution centre

By V_Jones  |  Posted: October 01, 2012

Amazon's Jersey Marine fulfilment centre

Amazon's Jersey Marine fulfilment centre

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Over 1,000 seasonal jobs have been created at Amazon's Jersey Marine distribution centre as it prepares for the festive season.

The online retail giant today announced plans to hire more than 10,000 temporary employees in its UK fulfilment centres over the Christmas period.

A spokesman for Amazon said recruitment is already underway.

Catherine McDermott, Director of Operations at Amazon.co.uk Ltd said: “On our busiest shopping day last Christmas, we saw customers order a total of three million items during one 24-hour period at a rate of 35 items every second.

 

A spokesman for Amazon said thousands of UK employees initially on temporary contracts have moved into permanent roles in the last three years.

 

“We are a company in growth and when we have permanent positions to fill, it’s the top performing temporary employees that we look to,” Catherine McDermott said.

  

The creation of the seasonal roles at the Jersey Marine warehouse comes shortly after the opening of Amazon’s eighth UK fulfilment centre, in Hemel Hempstead, which will create 600 permanent jobs. Amazon has also announced that it will create 2,000 additional permanent new jobs at three further UK fulfilment centres over the next two years.

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  • sahara_123  |  October 06 2012, 11:28PM

    Not great if you're a temporary worker...Amazon are appalling. They take temps on and off as and when they like and, whatever they say, there is very little hope of permanent employment. Temps work long hours and it's hard to get time off. You get a 'strike' against you even if you're sick. Amazon are disgusting...

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  • kellers27  |  October 02 2012, 1:30AM

    It's great at the moment that they are taking on people, but the busier they get the less buisness the shops in the town's and cities are getting, which mean they will not survive,and that leads to the death of walking around the centre of our towns and cities as we know it.

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  • bennyhill4  |  October 01 2012, 8:01PM

    Dooyah, i suppose some of them have

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  • Dooyah  |  October 01 2012, 3:43PM

    dick_e How dare you say that Amazon workers have low morals?

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  • dick_e  |  October 01 2012, 3:27PM

    low moral, poor pay, long hours, sweatshop mentality - but still, its a job....:-/

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