Peterborough: Xmas Amazon Jobs

24 September 2013, 10:35 | Updated: 24 September 2013, 10:42

Amazon has announced it will take on more than 1,000 temporary staff in Peterborough in the lead up to Christmas.

The roles, at the website's Peterborough Order Fulfilment Centre, are to help Amazon deal with extra orders during the festive season.

They are among around 15,000 seasonal roles being created by Amazon across the country.

Other vacancies will be at similar facilities at locations including Milton Keynes and Hemel Hempstead.

Director of Operations at Amazon, Catherine McDermott, said: "On our busiest shopping day last Christmas, customers ordered a total of 3.5 million items during one 24-hour period at a rate of 44 items a second.

During the Christmas season, seasonal associates play a critical role in making sure we meet increased demand from customers.

As we continue to expand our UK operations, we expect many hundreds of these temporary associates to move into permanent positions as has been the case in previous years."

People interested in applying for the roles can visit the Amazon website.

Last week, Royal Mail announced it is creating 410 similar temporary roles at a sorting office being set up in Peterborough during Christmas.