Internet retailing giant Amazon is to create 950 jobs in Scotland, 750 of which will be based at a new £40m new fulfilment centre in Fife. The deal was won for Scotland with support by £2.5m in tax payer grants from Scottish Enterprise, £2m towards the site development costs and another £1/2m in training grants.
The new facility will ship worldwide, and will be Amazon’s biggest warehouse in the UK and will be 40% bigger then their current largest warehouse in Swansea. It won’t be Amazon’s only Scottish facility though, they already have fulfilment centres in Gourock, Inverclyde and Glenrothes, Fife, as well as the Amazon Development Centre in South Queensferry, Edinburgh.
As well as recruiting new permanent staff, Amazon also say they expect to recruit 1500 temporary workers at the busiest times of the year