Amazon creates 300 jobs at new Daventry distribution centre

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Online retail giant Amazon has announced plans to open another distribution centre in central England, following similar announcements in August.

Plans for a fulfilment centre in Daventry were released on Thursday promising over 300 new jobs for the region when it opens in 2017.

This Northamptonshire site will join other distribution facilities in Tilbury and Doncaster announced by the company in August, creating over 2,000 jobs.

With these proposals Amazon has increased their commitment to the British economy, having invested more than $4.6 billion in the UK since 2010.

In a statement, Amazon vice president of UK operations John Tagawa said: “The new site in Daventry will enable us to continue to expand our product selection, support more third party sellers including small businesses with our fulfilment expertise, and meet growing customer demand in the UK.”

This new wave of jobs will come in addition to the possible 3,500 Amazon hope to create from their current sites, including research & development and customer service departments.

By the end of 2016, the company plans to have over 15,000 permanent employees across its UK divisions.

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