Jobs boost as Amazon comes to Carrickfergus

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Online retail giant Amazon is to provide 18 jobs with the opening of a new delivery station in Carrickfergus.

The company is extending its delivery network to Northern Ireland and will work with four independent delivery companies to deliver orders to its customers.

Launched in 2012, Amazon Logistics “empowers independent local, regional and national delivery companies across the UK to deliver Amazon parcels to customers every day of the week”, including Sundays.

Amazon is employing 18 people directly at the new delivery station in Kilroot Business Park, Carrickfergus, which opens next week.

In addition, four independent, regional delivery companies have hired more than 130 drivers who will deliver parcels from this new delivery station to Amazon customers across Northern Ireland.

Jamie Stephenson, UK Director for Amazon Logistics, said: “Amazon Logistics adds capacity and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery network, enabling us to meet the delivery needs of customers.

“Amazon Logistics is also helping independent local delivery companies to grow their businesses by providing state of the art technology to deliver Amazon orders.”