Jobs boost as work starts on new Amazon fulfilment centre in Dunfermline
February 28, 2011 by Gareth
Local authorities in Dunfermline are celebrating the fact that building work has started on the new Amazon fulfilment and distribution centre in the town. The site is being purpose-built for online retail giant Amazon and is set to create 750 jobs for local residents of the area. The company announced its plans to move its operation to Dunfermline in January 2011 and work has already commenced. It is thought that the new site will be completed and jobs will be advertised at the end of this summer. This new breath of life into the economy of Dunfermline is great news for local businesses as it means that more money will be pumped into the area, which will hopefully have a positive impact on other local companies and organisations.
Local printing companies in Dunfermline are especially keen to get involved with the new Amazon fulfilment centre as it is widely recognised that they have helped other local businesses in the past to promote things like job vacancies using services like poster and flyer printing. Dunfermline residents have shown to be receptive to flyer printing in the past and Dunfermline businesses find this to be an extremely effective way of communicating messages and driving responses.
The new Amazon fulfilment centre is set to be the size of 14 full-sized football pitches and will create an additional 1,500 jobs for local people at peak trading times such as Christmas. This £60 million investment in the local area shows a real faith in Dunfermline businesses, from multi-million pound international corporations to smaller printing companies offering flyer printing in Dunfermline.