Amazon invests in St Helens

Online giant Amazon, one of the world’s ‘big four’ tech companies is to open a £68m base in St Helens, creating 250 jobs.

The company has confirmed it will be opening a 323,000 sq ft sortation centre this September in Haydock.

The base will sort parcels from Amazon’s fulfilment centres before they are moved to delivery stations, where they are collected by drivers and taken to customers.

It’s thought the site – one of two warehouses at the M6Major.com site which was originally built on Green Belt land – has the capacity to employ up to 1,000 staff depending on demand and seasonal fluctuations. Kevin Marsh, general manager for Amazaon sortation UK operations, said “We are delighted to be creating 250 permanent new jobs over the next 18 months in St Helens as we continue to develop our last mile logistics network.”

“This sortation centre will have an important role in supporting the fast and reliable delivery Amazon customers love and trust.

“We would like to thank everyone in St Helens and beyond for their support on establishing this new site.”

Amazon has begun a recruitment process for the site ahead ahead of opening.

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