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Amazon To Create 2,000 Jobs In UK With New Warehouse Launch

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Amazon has announced plans for a new £500 million robot-powered warehouse in Northampton which could be fully operational by 2026. 

This "next-generation" fulfillment center will create 2,000 new jobs and transform the region's employment landscape.

The facility will boast three floors equipped with advanced robotics technology to stow products and process customer orders. 

At its launch, the warehouse will initially offer 1,400 roles.

It includes positions for engineers, HR and IT professionals, finance specialists, and various operational staff responsible for picking, packing, and shipping orders. 

Amazon projects that the number of new jobs will increase to over 2,000 within three years of the site's operation.


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The online giant’s regional director Neil Travis said: “The East Midlands is an important region for Amazon, with more than 6,000 small- and medium-sized enterprise selling partners, and I am delighted to confirm our ongoing commitment with this £500m investment in a new, state-of-the-art fulfilment centre in Northampton.

“The new site will create more than 2,000 new jobs, taking our total workforce in the East Midlands to more than 10,000 full and part-time roles, and our investment in the region to more than £4bn since 2010.

“Amazon continues to invest in our buildings and innovative technology to provide our people with some of the most advanced workplaces of their kind in the world, ensuring their wellbeing while delivering for our customers.”

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