EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire; East Midlands
Location of affected unit(s): Sutton-in-Ashfield and other locations


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
52.10 - Warehousing and storage
Number Employed: 30000
Group: Amazon Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-08-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 9000

Additional Information

Amazon, the US-based tech and online retail company has announced plans to open a new ’fulfilment centre’ in Sutton-in-Ashfield, in the East Midlands region, creating 1,000 new permanent jobs. Recruitment for operations managers, engineers, HR, IT and finance professionals to health and safety specialists has already started.

Amazon said it 'invested heavily' in creating a high tech and safe working environment for its employees - the site will have state-of-the-art Amazon robotics technology, which is able to pick items and move them through the centre.

Amazon now has 23 fulfilment centres in the UK and the new centre will be its fourth centre in the East Midlands. The company has faced criticism in the past from unions over health and safety concerns and the way it treats staff.


Update 8/10/2020

Amazon has opened its second fulfilment centre in the north east of England near Durham, creating 1,000 permanent jobs. The new Amazon site is one of the UK’s largest logistics buildings. The company has also announced that it is creating 7,000 new jobs by the end of 2020, taking the size of its total UK workforce to 40,000.