Ama­zon de­liv­ers 1,200 more jobs

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS - By NEAL KEELING @neal­keel­ing­men

THE re­gion is to get a mas­sive em­ploy­ment boost with Ama­zon open­ing an­other dis­tri­bu­tion cen­tre.

It will cre­ate about 1,200 new jobs at the site in Over Hul­ton, Bolton.

As re­ported in the M.E.N. the in­ter­net re­tailer has al­ready an­nounced that it will take on 1,000 sea­sonal work­ers at its Manch­ester de­pot.

The com­pany is to open a new base at the Lo­gis­tics North de­vel­op­ment – a vast busi­ness cen­tre, off the M61, which al­ready has Aldi, postal com­pany Whistl, and MBDA, a world leader in mis­siles sys­tems, on site.

Leader of Bolton coun­cil, Coun Cliff Mor­ris, said: “It is fan­tas­tic that such a ma­jor com­pany has de­cided to open such a huge op­er­a­tion in Bolton.

“We are ab­so­lutely de­lighted that this de­vel­op­ment will cre­ate at least 1,200 jobs for lo­cal peo­ple and those liv­ing in the sur­round­ing area – great news for our res­i­dents.

“This is a real coup for our town and it is con­tin­u­ing proof that Bolton is open for busi­ness.

“Lo­gis­tics North is one of the most im­por­tant sites in the re­gion and this is fur­ther proof that it is the per­fect dis­tri­bu­tion site for busi­ness.

“It is no sur­prise that a global com­pany as large as this is com­ing here. Our town re­cently ranked ninth in the coun­try for the best place to work and live, so Bolton is clearly an at­trac­tive propo­si­tion for job growth.

“This comes after we re­cently an­nounced our £1bn master­plan for the town cen­tre, which will fa­cil­i­tate the re­de­vel­op­ment and growth of our town as a whole.”

Bolton was named the ninth best place in the coun­try for peo­ple to live and work in by Glass­door, one of the world’s largest job sites see­ing off com­pe­ti­tion from the likes Birm­ing­ham, Ox­ford and Belfast.

Ama­zon will take on more than 1,000 ex­tra sea­sonal work­ers in Manch­ester to help get fes­tive or­ders out on time.

Ex­tra staff will join more than 1,200 ex­ist­ing per­ma­nent em­ploy­ees at Ama­zon’s Manch­ester ful­fil­ment cen­tre to help pick, pack and ship of Christ­mas or­ders. Pay rates for sea­sonal staff start at £7.85 an hour at the Manch­ester cen­tre and re­cruit­ment for sea­sonal roles is now un­der­way through lo­cal agen­cies.

Ama­zon is fast creat­ing a north­west hub with plans to open a new cen­tre in War­ring­ton and a huge pres­ence at Wythen­shawe’s Air­port City.

Ama­zon is open­ing a dis­tri­bu­tion cen­tre in Bolton

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