Amazon ready for busy Xmas

City A.M. Reporter
ONLINE giant Amazon said yesterday it plans to hire 15,000 seasonal staff across its UK fulfilment and customer service centres, as it gears up to meet demand this Christmas.

Last year the group hired 10,000 temporary staff across its eight UK warehouses and Edinburgh call centre, offering permanent roles to 1,000 of the staff at the end of January.

On its busiest shopping day last year, customers ordered 3.5m items during one 24-hour period.