Online retailer Amazon has announced that more than 110 temporary workers have been given permanent jobs at its Boundary Way base in Hemel Hempstead.
The jobs are part of the 800 that Amazon announced would be created over the 2013 Christmas period.
Director of operations Catherine McDermott said: “We originally expected to create 800 permanent roles before Christmas 2013 but in fact we have actually been able to create almost 1,000 new roles across the UK in the last three months.
“This means that in 2013 alone we have created more than 2,400 permanent positions in our UK fulfilment centres.”
Richard Wade, 30, of Hemel Hempstead, became a permanent employee in the run up to Christmas.
“Becoming permanent in a short space of time gives me confidence in myself to know that I can take on new tasks and adjust to new surroundings,” he said.
“It is also enjoyable working within a great team and I’ve already been trained on many jobs including coaching new associates.”
The town’s MP Mike Penning has welcomed the new jobs. He said; “I am delighted that Amazon’s investment in Hemel Hempstead is proving so successful.
“Amazon now employs over 600 people locally in a wide range of disciplines, not just warehouse and distributions. This is great news.”
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