North West online to benefit from online retailer’s drive to create 4,000 jobs


Amazon, the global online retail giant, has announced plans to create 4,000 jobs this year, including at its Knowsley warehouse and Manchester site.

He said permanent roles would take his UK workforce to 75,000.

The new recruitment campaign follows the addition of 2,500 positions in the UK last year as consumers turned to online shopping following pandemic lockdowns.

Amazon said the final roles will be split between warehouse work, corporate jobs in Manchester and London, and technology work in Edinburgh and Cambridge.

John Boumphrey, Country Director of Amazon UK, said: “We continue to invest in talent across the UK, from apprentices in Swansea to data scientists in Edinburgh.”

The online giant previously announced the creation of 1,500 new apprenticeship places in 2022.

Amazon struck a deal nearly a year ago to take a 10-year lease on a massive 217,000 square foot warehouse built in 2019 at Knowsley Business Park.

The fulfillment centre, on Moorgate Road, is Amazon’s second facility in Knowsley.

It was completed in 2019 by private developer Flintrock, who had received a £4million loan from the council.

Amazon also operates a smaller warehouse at a nearby site.

The retailer is reportedly considering a third site, on land in Kirkby previously occupied by Portuguese forestry group Sonae.


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