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Amazon to Employ 1,000 Staff

Oct 13, 2014 01:38 PM EDT | By Flynna Sarah Molina
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Famous Online shop that battled criticism about working status confirmed that regular staff enjoy three rest days per week

The company foresees to employ 1,000 regular employees for its UK distribution departments to cover for the increasing demand of products online.

UK's largest online shop has about 6,000 staff working at warehouses and customer service departments. It will board the additional manpower in the coming months.

The company's eight areas of fulfillment are Swansea Bay, Doncaster, Gourock, Milton Keynes, Dunfermline, Hemel Hempstead Rugeley and Peterborough.

The director of UK operations of the company explained, "for the past two years, we have employed extra 2,000 staff and we are glad to be adding 1,000 more in the next few months. As our demands go high, we are able to widen our manpower all over UK."

Amazon, which was criticized for its working environment, explained that regular staff can now work on shifts, which allow them to enjoy three rest days. The Mexican telecomm magnate, has asked staff to be on duty for three days a week, work longer hours and to retire later to improve productivity.

In the previous year, the BBC interrogation accused undercover agent, who worked as picker was supposed to get an order every 33 seconds, while taking up 11 miles on a night shift of 10.5 hours. The company stated that they gave warnings to staff that the job would be physically demanding.

The company started in UK during 1998 and has been the country's most famous online retail shop. It has wide selection of products for sale.

However, despite the additional job openings, the company has been criticized for shying away from UK tax. The European Union has started the investigation on the company's tax agreements in Luxembourg, where its enterprise makes money from all over Europe and UK.

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