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The local jobs market in Lichfield and Burntwood will receive a seasonal boost after Amazon revealed plans to take on new staff at its distribution centre in Rugeley.
The online retailer revealed it had begun recruiting more than 3,000 staff at sites in Rugeley and Coventry ahead of the busy Christmas period.
The seasonal jobs are part of 20,000 it is creating across the UK.
Stefano Perego, Amazon’s director of UK customer fulfilment, said: “We prepare year round for the festive season and we’re excited to have seasonal positions available this year.
“We look forward to welcoming back seasonal workers who return year-after-year to work at Amazon and welcome new faces to the seasonal team.”
The announcement follows the news that Amazon was upping the company’s minimum wage to £9.50.
Nicola Fyfe, the company’s regional director, said: “We look forward to welcoming more than 3,000 seasonal workers in the Midlands to play an integral role in helping us deliver an exceptional experience for our customers during the Christmas season.”
More details on the vacancies are available online.