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Amazon to set up Exeter depot and create 100 jobs

By Dan Wilson August 23, 2016 - 10:23 pm

Amazon will be opening an Amazon Logistics depot in Devon and creating a total of 100 jobs.

There will be 20 people employed directly at the facility in Sowton, Exeter and also an estimated 80 jobs created with 8 associated local delivery firms who will take on the deliveries. Amazon Logistics delivers parcels to customers 7 days a week.

Jamie Stephenson of Amazon Logistics says: “Amazon Logistics adds capacity and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery network, enabling us to meet the delivery needs of customers. Amazon Logistics is also helping independent local delivery companies to grow their businesses by providing state of the art technology to deliver Amazon orders.”

In the past few weeks we’ve reported on a number of new Amazon facilities. Including fulfilment centres in Tilbury, Essex, Doncaster and Stoke. There is also a new Amazon Logistics operation in Northern Ireland. Amazon said at the start of the year that they would create 3500 UK jobs before 2017. It looks as if they’re on track to deliver much more than that. Astonishing growth.

  • Bryn
    6 months ago

    They really do seem unconcerned by Brexit….

    • radroach
      6 months ago

      These are depots very largely supplying customers in the UK, so why would they be?

    • Bryn
      6 months ago

      Vast amounts go from Uk to Europe and thats only increasing especially with PAN

      If and I say if the UK struggles economically in the future if Brexit happens then consumer spending xould quite possibly reduce

      It was a casualt statement and not intended to start a heated Brexit debate as I am sure most of us are a little fed up of the subject!

    • radroach
      6 months ago

      According to the above article, 80% of the Exeter Depot jobs will be with “local delivery firms”

    • 6 months ago

      so should we be unconcerned

      as arthur daley put it – the world is your lobster

  • TINKER
    6 months ago

    best go on a crash diet because were all going to be force” fed up” with brexit in the coming months and years the ,process has not even started

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