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The interior of the new centre in Boundary Way.


Prime Minister David Cameron opens online retail giant’s new distribution centre


in Hemel Hempstead. T


Te 450,000 square foot distribution centre is on Boundary Way in the town and was opened by Prime Minister David Cameron.


Te new facility could also bring 2,500 seasonal jobs to the town.


Cllr Andrew Williams, Leader of Dacorum Borough Council, said he was delighted.


He commented: “Growth of the local economy is a key priority for Dacorum Borough Council and we’re very pleased to welcome Amazon to Maylands Business Park. Dacorum is an ideal


location for


businesses to operate from and we work proactively with the business sector to get the message out that Dacorum is open for business.”


Amazon has announced that it will create more than 2,000 permanent jobs over the next two years with the opening of three new distribution centres in the UK.


Christopher North, Managing Director of Amazon.


co.uk Ltd, said: “Our recruitment team has been exceptionally busy recently hiring hundreds of


he opening of a new Amazon distribution centre in the town last month has created 600 new jobs


employees at the Hemel Hempstead fulfilment centre and they will certainly be busy over the next couple of years as we continue to expand to provide customers with the best possible experience. We look forward to welcoming thousands of new recruits to the Amazon team.”


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Opportunities at the new centres will include in HR, IT,


and Development and a number of management areas.


facilities management, Learning operational


Prime Minister David Cameron said: “I am delighted that Amazon will create thousands of new jobs. Tis is great news, not only for those individuals who will find work, but for the UK economy.”


Te decision to open three further distribution


centres by the end of 2014 is part of the company’s on-going mission to deliver an exceptional experience for customers by providing the best availability and the widest selection of products.


Other fulfilment centres include Marston Gate,


Doncaster, Peterborough and Rugeley in England, Dunfermline and Gourock in Scotland and Swansea Bay in Wales.


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