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Amazon Fulfillment Centers Hire Holiday Help

U.K. centers to bring in 10,000 temporary employees to keep up with demand.

Amazon will hire more than 10,000 temporary employees in the U.K. to keep up with the busy holiday season expected this year.

The employees will man Amazon’s fulfillment centers, officials announced on Monday. Last year, the retailer shipped more than 2.1 million shipments in one 24-hour period during its busiest shipping day of the holidays. That meant one delivery truck left an Amazon fulfillment center about every three minutes.

“Our busiest shopping day last Christmas, we saw customers order a total of 3 million items during one 24-hour period at a rate of 35 items every second,” adds Catherine McDermott, director of operations at Amazon U.K.

She says the company is looking forward to adding new faces to its centers’ staffs to keep up with the busy holiday season expected this year. Amazon has already started accepting applications.

The retailer has eight fulfillment centers in the U.K., officials note. Amazon plans to add three more fulfillment centers in the U.K. in the next two years.

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