Amazon have announce 1000 new jobs at their fulfilment centres in the UK, expanding their current workforce which currently sits at around 6000 employees.
With an investment of over £1 billion in its UK Operations, Amazon have already added 2000 to their payroll in the last two years at eight large fulfilment centres spread around the UK. Their warehouse workers now work four ten-hour shifts per week meaning they benefit from three days off every week. Plus fewer visits to work saves both travel time and money for their workers.
Amazon say that worker get an average starting pay of of £7.39 per hour, up to £8.90 per hour after 24 months and after one year, stock grants which over the past five years have added an average of 12% to base pay annually. Other benefits for permanent employees include private medical insurance, a company pension plan, life assurance, income protection and an employee discount.
Amazon last year employed an additional 15,000 seasonal workers for the Christmas period. It’s usual that a percentage of these seasonal workers will be those who find themselves with a permanent job after the peak holiday season.
If you use Amazon FBA these are the workers who will be picking, packing and shipping your orders over the coming months.