Amazon announce new permanent and seasonal jobs in time for Christmas

Amazon has announced plans to recruit more than 3,000 new staff at its Hemel Hempstead Fulfilment Centre, including over 1,000 permanent employees.

Thursday, 29th September 2016, 9:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:08 pm
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The push is part of a bid to recruit more than 20,000 seasonal staff at fulfilment centres across the UK.

Pay rates for seasonal staff start at £8 an hour at the Hemel centre, and for permanent employees the pay rate increases over their first two years of employment when all employees earn £9.15 an hour and above.

The company has also got a range of benefits such as stock grants, private medical insurance, a company pension plan, subsidised meals and an employee discount.

John Tagawa, Amazon’s vice-president of UK operations, said: “The thousands of seasonal associates who join us at this time each year play an integral role in helping us deliver an exceptional experience for our customers during the Christmas season.

“We look forward to welcoming back the people who join us each and every Christmas as well as many new faces.

“As we continue to grow our network, there will be opportunities for people who join us in seasonal roles to transfer to permanent positions. I am delighted that more than 2,000 people who worked for Amazon in seasonal positions last Christmas are now in permanent roles.”