Amazon to open Bolton warehouse next year

Amazon to open Bolton warehouse next year

Amazon is to create 1,200 new jobs with the opening of a fulfilment centre in Bolton in 2018.

The Bolton centre will be equipped with advanced Amazon Robotics technology, which sees robots stow, lift and move products through the centre, the company said.

Amazon has started recruiting for a range of new roles for the new centre, including operations managers, engineers, HR and IT specialists, and will recruit employees to pick, pack and ship customer items in 2018.

The new fulfilment centre in Bolton will take the total number of permanent jobs Amazon has created in the North West of England to more than 3,500.

Stefano Perego, Amazon’s director of UK customer fulfilment, said: “Our ability to expand in the North West of England is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce. We are thrilled to begin recruitment for 1,200 new permanent roles in Bolton with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”

Last year Amazon announced that it would open fulfilment centres in Daventry, Doncaster, Warrington and Tilbury in 2017, creating more than 3,500 new permanent full time jobs. The Daventry site opened in February while Doncaster, Warrington and Tilbury have recently started their operations.