Amazon delivers 1,200 more jobs
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