Amazon UK will add 1,000 new staff to it UK Fulfilment Centre (FC) network this year to cope with a substantial increase in orders. Amazon currently employs 6,000 people in eight FC's and customer service roles in the UK, with 2,000 having been added in the past two years.
Since launching in 1998, Amazon has invested GBP 1 Billion. Amazon has also changed its working hours for staff to 4 ten hour shifts a week so its staff has three days off a week. Amazon also pays 95% of tuition fees for staff to study further education courses under the Amazon Career Choice Programme.