Amazon delivers a welcome jobs boost for Northampton

Online giant looking to add 70 permanent staff and 280 temps in time for Christmas
Amazon is looking to add 70 permanent jobs at its Northampton delivery station. Photo: Getty ImagesAmazon is looking to add 70 permanent jobs at its Northampton delivery station. Photo: Getty Images
Amazon is looking to add 70 permanent jobs at its Northampton delivery station. Photo: Getty Images

Amazon is looking to recruit 70 permanent staff for its Northampton delivery station by the end of the year in a welcome boost for the local jobs economy.

And the online giant also wants 280 seasonal workers in the town.

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Amazons delivery station in Grange Park will have increased its permanent headcount from around 80 at the beginning of 2020 to around 150 by the end of the year, a spokesman said.

Bosses are also looking for individuals wanting to turn free time into extra cash working to their own schedule to deliver Amazon packages for between £13 and £15 per hour.

Amazon's drive is part of a plan to add 7,000 permanent posts and 20,000 Christmas jobs nationwide at its UK network of fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery stations

Business Secretary, Alok Sharma said: “While this has been a challenging time for many businesses, it is hugely encouraging to see Amazon creating 10,000 jobs in the UK this year.

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“This is not only great news for those looking for a new job, but also a clear vote of confidence in the UK economy as we build back better from the pandemic. The government remains deeply committed to supporting retailers of all sizes and we continue to work closely with the industry as we embark on the road to economic recovery.”

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