Amazon offers a wide variety of products over the internet
Online retailer Amazon has announced plans to open a new processing centre creating 900 jobs in Staffordshire.
The centre, in Rugeley, will start processing orders from September and will deal with customers from the UK and across the world.
It follows Amazon’s announcement in May that it would create hundreds of jobs at new centres in Dunfermline and Edinburgh.
Since 1998 the company has sold a wide range of products over the internet.
These include books, music, computer games and electronic equipment.
The Staffordshire development comes despite Amazon revealing a steeper-than-expected drop in profits earlier this year because the cost of expanding its operations offset a jump in sales.
Arthur Valdez, vice-president of operations at Amazon.co.uk, said: “The centre at Rugeley will play an important role in fulfilling orders for customers in the UK, Europe and all over the world.
“We have a busy Christmas coming up and look forward to assembling a team of talented people who will play their part in ensuring that customers receive the millions of items that will be ordered over the festive season.”