Online retail giant Amazon has launched a seasonal recruitment drive for warehouse staff to help meet demand over the Christmas peak. The retailer revealed plans to recruit 15,000 temporary staff for its eight UK ‘fulfilment centres’ in Doncaster, Dunfermline, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Rugeley and Swansea Bay. These store the retailer’s own stock as well as stock for Amazon Marketplace sellers. Amazon said it recruited 10,000 temporary staff last year to help with a peak that saw a […]
APC Overnight is to increase both parcel sortation and truck parking capacity at its Staffordshire HQ in preparation for the Christmas peak.
Retail deliveries for same day courier CitySprint doubled over the Christmas peak, in comparison to 2011’s figures. The firm handled over a quarter of a million retail deliveries during December, its busiest Christmas peak to date, experiencing its largest volumes on Thursday 18 December. Chief executive Patrick Gallagher said home retail delivery order volumes were maintained up until Christmas Eve, showing that last minute Christmas shopping was not confined to the high street. It recruited an additional 300 couriers to […]
City Link has invested in additional drivers, delivery vehicles and warehouse staff ahead of the bumper parcel volumes expected this Christmas.