Amazon to create hundreds of seasonal jobs at Doncaster depot

Amazon's depot in Doncaster.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Amazon's depot in Doncaster. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
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Internet retail giant Amazon has announced a massive seasonal jobs boost with the creation of thousands of temporary jobs across the UK - including hundreds in Doncaster.

The firm has announced that it will hire 13,000 people in seasonal roles within its fulfilment and customer service centres over the Christmas period including the one at Water Vole Way in Lakeside.

The announcement comes a week after Amazon announced it will hire a further 1,000 permanent employees at its eight fulfilment centres across the UK over the coming months.

John Tagawa, director of UK operations at Amazon said: “Last year, on the busiest day in the run up to Christmas, our customers ordered 4.1 million items - that’s about 47 items ordered per second. The thousands of seasonal associates who join us at this time of year play an integral role in helping us deliver an exceptional experience for our customers during this incredibly busy time. We look forward to welcoming back those associates who join us each and every Christmas as well as many new faces who are joining the Amazon team for the first time.”

Recruitment for the 13,000 seasonal jobs is now under way and those interested in a role should visit www.amazon-operations.co.uk.

It is thought that some of the roles may become permanent.