Amazon is creating 2,000 Christmas jobs in Coalville - here's how to apply

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Amazon is looking for more than 2,000 workers to fill Christmas positions at its vast Coalville warehouse. The online retailer is looking for seasonal staff in the build up to its busiest time of the year. The 2017 figure is double the number it needed last year. They will join around 700 permanent employees at the company's fulfilment centre in Bardon Hill, to help pick, pack and ship customers’ festive orders. Nationally Amazon is creating more than 20,000 seasonal positions across its UK network of fulfilment centres this festive season. Pay rates for seasonal staff start at £7.85 an hour. It is the latest in a string of companies announcing they were taking on warehousing staff. Samworth Brothers yesterday announced it hoped to create 120 jobs in the next few years at its new £12 million distribution hub in Braunstone Frith. A few days ago Marks and Spencers announced it was looking for 1,000 workers to help with the Christmas rush at its huge warehouse in Castle Donington. While online clothes chain Boden hopes to create 200 jobs in the future at its new warehouse in Glenfield. Nathan Fetherston, general manager of the one million sq ft Amazon hub in Coalville, said: “We look forward to welcoming more than 2,000 seasonal workers at Coalville to play an integral role in helping us deliver an exceptional experience for our customers during the Christmas season. Not for you? For more jobs in Leicester, there are loads over here "We plan all year round for the festive period and the increase in people at our site to provide a positive work environment with a series of fun events that can be enjoyed by everyone.” Recruitment for seasonal roles is now underway through local recruitment agencies. And further information about working at Amazon can be found here. The warehouse opened just over a year ago to become the latest, and one of the biggest, of 16 Amazon has around the UK. Forklifts, loaders and lorry bays operating about 20 hours a day. At 1 million sq ft, it already has one of the biggest footprints of any building in Britain – the O2 Arena in London, for instance, sits on a plot of about 1.1 million sq ft.Half of the new warehouse is given over to floor-to- ceiling racks and the other half is used for receiving and sending items out. There are 86 lorry loading bays with a couple of hundred vehicles dropping off and picking up each day. Half of the new warehouse is given over to floor-to- ceiling racks and the other half is used for receiving and sending items out. There are 86 lorry loading bays with a couple of hundred vehicles dropping off and picking up each day.

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