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Amazon to bring ‘thousands of new jobs’ to Australia

 

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After reports last week outlining Amazon’s plans for its first Australian warehouse, the retailer has today confirmed its intention to open a fulfilment centre in Melbourne’s Dandenong South.

In a statement, Amazon’s director of operations for Australia, Robert Bruce said the 24,000-square-metre centre will bring “hundreds of new roles” to Dandenong South and that the company will eventually create “thousands of new jobs” in Australia.

“This is just the start. Over time, we will bring thousands of new jobs to Australia and millions of dollars of investment as well as opening up the opportunity for thousands of Australian businesses to sell at home and abroad through Amazon Marketplace.”

Amazon currently has almost 1,000 employees in Australia. The retailer will begin recruiting immediately for a range of roles in the new fulfilment centre including operations managers, pickers, packers, systems technicians, and HR specialists.

Bruce said the warehouse, located in the Pellicano’s M2 Industry Park, will allow Amazon to deliver to customers across the country.

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“This new fulfilment centre will stock hundreds of thousands of products which will be available for delivery to customers across Australia when we launch our retail offering.

“We will be focusing on offering our Australian customers low prices on a great selection of products and can’t wait to get started.”

 

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