2,000 jobs to be created as retail giant plans £500m fulfilment centre

Online retail giant Amazon has revealed plans to construct a new multimillion-pound facility in Northampton, creating over 2,000 jobs.

The £500m fulfilment centre in the East Midlands town is anticipated to start taking customer orders by 2026.

Initially, the development is poised to generate 1,400 new jobs, with expectations of surpassing 2,000 roles within three years of operation.

There will be job opportunities in various sectors, including engineering, human resources, information technology, health and safety, and finance, as well as positions for order picking, packing and shipping.

The facility will feature Amazon Robotics technology across three floors for efficient product stowing and order picking.

Louise Wall, Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce chief executive, said: “Amazon’s investment in Northamptonshire will create thousands of new jobs in one of the most advanced buildings of its type in the world. This is a significant endorsement of the strategic location of the SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton and the importance of our region’s role in the UK logistics industry.”

Neil Travis, Amazon’s regional director, 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 £500 million 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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