Online retailer Amazon has already announced that they will be hiring 100,000 new US workers this year, but company has recently said that there has been a surprise surge in the demand for its workforce.
It recently announced that there has been a surge in the demand for its workforce – not only from the United States, but also from abroad. “Amazon UK customers have grown increasingly reliant on online shopping, as have customers across our other markets. I’m so proud of this crew,” said Amazon UK Managing Director of Amazon’s operations Mike Nichols.
Following Amazon’s announcement of hiring around 100,000 new employees in the US this year, it has come out that the online retailer is already hiring for jobs in its UK operations, UK’s retailer Three has reported.
Due to the overall increased demand for Amazon’s workforce, the online retailer is planning to expand its its UK headquarters to accommodate these new employees, Three reported. Currently, the online retailer employs nearly 20,000 people in the UK. In a bid to cope up with the growing demand, Amazon is planning to expand its UK operations.
This expansion will involve the construction of a brand new Amazon logistics center in Stoke, which will employ over 2,000 people. The total population of Stoke-on-Trent is roughly 200,000, of which 33% are employed in the manufacturing sector. “We are proud to open our new UK hub in Stoke-on-Trent, a thriving and growing city on the banks of the River Trent. We are making over 2,000 jobs available to people in the area and will be recruiting across our various fulfilment centers including operations, engineering, technology, operations support and distribution functions,” said Nichols.
Amazon’s move to increase its employee base comes at a time when it claims to have experienced a surge in demand from customers to get Amazon products. Similar to this surge in demand, the brick-and-mortar stores in the UK have also been experiencing increased demand, of late. With a desire to keep up with customers’ needs and wants, local stores in the UK have been struggling to meet the demand. Currently, the total population of the UK is close to 63 million. It is the largest nation in Europe with a population of close to 63 million. As a result, these brick-and-mortar stores have found themselves struggling to keep up with their customers.