Amazon has announced that it is opening a new fulfilment centre in Bolton next year, for which it has already started recruiting 1,200 full-time permanent employees.
The retail giant said that the investment would take the total number of permanent jobs it has created in the North West of England to more than 3,500. It also represents a vote of confidence in British business, as the country hurtles towards Brexit.
Amazon said that it had already started recruiting for a range of new roles for the fulfilment centre, including operations managers, engineers, human resources and IT specialists.
The team in Bolton will pick, pack and ship customer items such as books, toys and kitchenware. All permanent staff will earn £8.15 an hour or more after two years of employment, with pay increasing from a starting salary of £7.65 an hour and above, Amazon said.
The group also said that all permanent employees working in the company’s fulfilment centres receive stock grants, and are offered a comprehensive benefits package, including private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection, subsidised meals and an employee discount, as well as a company pension plan.