Sunday, October 17, 2021

Amazon UK to hire 20,000 temporary workers for the Christmas season

LONDON-Amazon said on Tuesday it has started recruiting for 20,000 seasonal positions in the United Kingdom to cover upcoming peak business times, including Christmas, joining the fight for temporary workers in a tight labor market. .

The group, which has 55,000 permanent UK workers, said the temporary jobs would be in its network of fulfillment centres, sort centers and distribution stations.

Amazon UK said pay for operational roles would start at as low as $13.68 an hour, rising to $15.32 an hour in some parts of the country – in line with the pay increase it gave to permanent employees in June.

The group is also looking for people to deliver parcels in their spare time for between $17.59 and $20.29 an hour.

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Reuters reported on Monday that warehouses in Britain are paying up to 30 percent more to recruit workers, as chronic labor shortages have already put pressure on supply chains and derailed the run until Black Friday and Christmas. Threatened to be fired.

Labor shortages in Britain’s logistics network come as a result of rising European natural gas prices and post-Brexit and a COVID-19 shortage of truckers, which has left fuel pumps in major cities dry.

Amazon UK has not experienced delays in deliveries to customers, a person with knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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