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Amazon to launch fulfilment centre in Rugby

Amazon is opening its fourth fulfilment centre in the Midlands in Rugby, creating 400 new jobs.

Amazon has started recruiting for a range of new roles for the fulfilment centre, including operations managers, engineers, HR and IT specialists. Recruitment for the Rugby team, which will pick, pack and ship customer orders, will begin in the coming weeks.

The move comes as part of Amazon’s push to grow its UK fulfilment centre network to meet increasing customer demand and expand product selection. It has so far invested £6.4m in the UK since 2010.

In addition to Rugby, Amazon will also open three new fulfilment centres in 2018 in Bristol, Bolton and Coventry.

The etailer said it has already created 2,500 permanent jobs in the Midlands, after opening centres in Coalville and Daventry in 2016 and Rugeley in 2011.

The first dedicated UK receive centre will open in Coventry in 2018 and will act as a central hub to receive and sort millions of products sold on Amazon.co.uk each year. Recruitment for Coventry has begun and will create 1,650 permanent jobs.

Amazon operates 16 fulfilment centres in the UK, in Leicestershire, Daventry, Dunfermline, Dunstable, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Rugeley, Swansea Bay, Tilbury and Warrington.

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