has revealed plans to close three warehouses in the UK. The move will affect 1,200 jobs.
The online retail giant said it had started talks to close three distribution centers in Hemel Hempstead, Doncaster and Glock in western Scotland this year.
An Amazon spokesperson said in an emailed statement that employees at the three sites will be offered positions at other Amazon locations.
The company also plans to open two new fulfillment centers, which it said will “create 2,500 new jobs over the next three years.”
The move comes after Amazon last week announced plans to cut 18,000 jobs worldwide, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, to focus on the enterprise sector. become.
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“We are constantly evaluating our network to ensure it meets our business needs and enhances the experience for our employees and customers,” said the spokesperson.
“As part of that effort, we may close older sites, enhance existing facilities and open new sites. Did.”
“All employees affected by the facility closure discussions will be offered the opportunity to relocate to other facilities as we continue to serve our customers, employees and communities across the UK.”