Monday 13 October 2014 5:26 am

Amazon jobs: Online retailer plans to create 1,000 new positions in the UK

Amazon is planning to hire 1,000 more staff to work at its distribution centres across the UK in the coming months.

The permanent staff will be based at Amazon’s centres in Doncaster, Dunfermline, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Rugeley and Swansea Bay.

The hiring spree will add to the 6,000 existing staff working at the online retailer's delivery and customer service operations in the UK.

Amazon’s UK operations director said: “Over the past two years, we have added well in excess of 2,000 new employees to our workforce and we are delighted to be able to add a further 1,000 to that number over the coming months.

"We have continued to focus day in, day out on providing the very best shopping experience for our customers and as we see greater demand, we are able to rapidly grow our talented team across the UK.”

The online retail giant said staff now work four-day weeks with longer shifts of ten hours a day giving employees a three-day weekend as well as saving them time and money.

Amazon recently revealed plans for a new office in London which will house more than 5,000 of its corporate employees in the UK when it opens in 2016.