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Amazon to recruit 13,000 Christmas staff

Amazon is to hire 13,000 temporary staff in the UK in the run up to the busy festive season.

The online retailer plans to create the extra roles in its eight distribution centres in the UK and its customer service centre in Edinburgh. Workers are expected to start in the middle on November.

The Royal Mail said it will also recruit an extra 19,000 workers during the festive period.

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