Amazon to create over 20 new jobs in Portadown

  • Amazon has announced it will open a new delivery station in Portadown, creating over 20 permanent job roles.

    The new delivery station, based in a 7,000 square metre building, is expected to be fully operational later this year, and will serve customers based in the Portadown area.

    The new site at James Park, Mahon Industrial Estate, will create over 20 permanent jobs, in addition to more than a hundred driver opportunities for Amazon Logistics’ delivery service partners and Amazon Flex delivery partners. The new site will enhance delivery and seller services.

    Delivery stations power the last mile of our order process and help speed up deliveries for customers.  Packages are shipped to a delivery station from neighbouring Amazon fulfilment and sortation centres, loaded into delivery vehicles and delivered to customers.

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    MP for Upper Bann, Carla Lockhart said: “The creation of 20 permanent warehouse jobs and around 100 driver opportunities in the Upper Bann area is a tremendous boost to the local economy.”

    Ms.Lockhart also added: “More and more companies are recognising the merits in making this area a distribution hub, with a road network linking to main arterial routes to every corner of Northern Ireland, and beyond. Amazon recognising this really puts the area on the map and I very much welcome this investment.”

    Amazon is also offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own business delivering Amazon packages, as well as independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex.

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    Kerry-Anne Lawlor, Country Director for Amazon Logistics, said: “Amazon employees receive competitive pay and comprehensive benefits. Pay starts at £10.00 per hour and employees are offered a comprehensive benefits package, including private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection and an employee discount – which combined are worth more than £700 annually – as well as a company pension plan.”

    Amazon also offers employees Career Choice, an innovative programme which pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields, up to £8,000 over four years, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.

    Source: Written from press release.


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