Retail giant Amazon have announced a new dispatch centre in Dunstable expected to create up to 500 new jobs.
The 310,000 sq ft warehouse located at Prologis Park, Boscombe Drive, will open at around August this year.
UK operations director at Amazon, John Tagawa, said: “Over the last two years, we have added well in excess of 2,000 new employees to our UK workforce and we are delighted to be able to create a further 500 permanent jobs at our new Dunstable centre.
“We look forward to our Dunstable centre playing an integral role in providing a first class shopping experience for customers across the UK, Europe and the world.”
Central Beds Cllr Nigel Young added: “The opening of Amazon’s ninth fulfilment centre in Dunstable further strengthens the area’s reputation as a vibrant location for business, and the logistics sector in particular.
“Amazon’s arrival is an important milestone in the overall regeneration story that is now being delivered in Dunstable and Houghton Regis and they will no doubt benefit from the excellent transport links provided by the Luton Dunstable Busway which will soon be further enhanced by the A5-M1 and Woodside Link roads.”
Roles for the new disdpatch centre will be listed at the Amazon careers website here.