Amazon has announced it would open a new distribution center in Essex, creating 1500 new jobs.
The project, set open in 2017, is the latest in the online retail giant‘s push to create jobs in the UK.
Last Friday, it announced a new fulfillment center to be built in Doncaster that would create a further 500 jobs.
These are both part of a pledge to create 3500 jobs in 2016 across head office, research and development centres, customer service centres, a fashion photography studio, Amazon Web Services and distribution centres.
Due to increasing customer demand, Amazon is boosting the size of its fulfilment centre network across the UK, helping a growing number of independent small businesses across the country sell their items on Amazon Marketplace.
“We are excited to announce that we will be opening our 13th fulfilment centre in the UK in Tilbury in spring 2017 to enable us to continue to expand our product selection, support more third party sellers including small businesses with our fulfilment expertise and meet growing customer demand in the UK,” Amazon UK operations vice president John Tagawa said.
“We are delighted to be creating more than 1500 new permanent full-time jobs with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”
Recruitment for the company will start later this summer.