Amazon intends to boost its UK workforce by a third to 40,000 by the end of the year as its three new state-of-the-art fulfilment centres start operations. The online retail giant said it had already recruited 3,000 permanent roles this year and a further 7,000 would follow by the end of 2020. The jobs include staff who will pick, pack and ship customer orders, as well as engineers, graduates, HR and IT professionals and finance specialists. In addition, the company […]
The explosive growth in e-commerce in recent years has left the road transport industry struggling to provide enough capacity. MT looks at the implications of this change. Today (3 December) is Cyber Monday, where consumers in the full swing of crazed Christmas-gift buying are expected to set a record and make 115 million visits to online retail sites. If Experian’s prediction is realised, it will represent a leap of 36% on the same day last year. For December as a […]
DPD has seen the volume of food deliveries boosted to 200,000 per week as it secures a partnership with supermarket Morrisons to meet consumer demand for online grocery deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Merseyside container specialist JWT Commercial has shut down with the loss of 82 jobs following “a very challenging year” caused by the coronavirus.