Rachel, along with the Leader of Redditch Borough Council, Cllr Matt Dormer, recently visited Amazon’s 10,000 square metre fulfilment centre which is currently under construction on the Redditch Gateway site

Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Redditch, which is expected to be fully operational by this Autumn, will create 300 jobs by this Autumn, and up to 600 jobs in total by Autumn 2022.

It follows news that Amazon’s delivery station on Hedera Road, Moans Moat North, which will accompany the fulfilment centre, will create up to 40 permanent jobs, in addition to the more than a hundred driver opportunities for Amazon Logistics’ delivery service partners and Amazon Flex delivery partners.

Coupled together, Amazon’s fulfilment centre and delivery station in Redditch could see more than 750 jobs created in total.

Rachel said:

“The creation of hundreds of good paying, high-skilled jobs is game-changing and is a sign of confidence in Redditch’s economy as we build back better from COVID-19.”

Cllr Matt Dormer, Leader of Redditch Borough Council, added:

“We know the pandemic has hit our economy hard, and so the creation of hundreds of good paying jobs is something Redditch will be in need of as we recover from the impact of the pandemic.