Amazon today announced plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Chesterfield and begin recruitment for more than 200 new permanent jobs. The new warehouse is intended to help meet customer demand, expand selection, and enable SMEs selling on Amazon Marketplace to scale their businesses.
“We are delighted to open a new Amazon building in Chesterfield and begin recruitment for more than 200 new permanent roles with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one,” said Stefano Perego, Amazon’s VP of UK Customer Fulfilment. “We are very much looking forward to welcoming a new team, who will play a crucial role in delivering a first-rate level of service for our customers.”
Bolsover District Council’s Chief Executive Dan Swaine said, “This is great news and a welcome boost for the area. This new warehouse will create 200 permanent jobs in the area, meaning significant opportunities for local people and to attract a company like Amazon is good news for the local economy and the future of the District.”
Amazon has started recruiting for a range of new roles for the fulfilment centre, including operations managers, engineers, HR and IT specialists. Recruitment for the Amazon team in Chesterfield who will pick, pack and ship customer orders will begin later this year.
As of 2019, Amazon will have 20 warehouses or ‘fulfilment centres’ operational throughout the UK. The online retail giant also has a customer service centre in Edinburgh and three software development centres in Edinburgh, Cambridge and London.