Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Dunfermline, Fife
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.1 - Warehousing and storage

750 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
13 January 2011
Employment effect (start)
29 December 2011
Foreseen end date


Internet retailer Amazon has announced an expansion in Scotland which will 950 new jobs. Most jobs will come from the company's newly built distribution center in Dunfermline, Fife, which will be Amazon's biggest in the UK at a million square feet. The company has said that it will open the site towards the end of the year.

Update 10.7.11

Amazon has announced that it will create 750 permanent and up to 1500 seasonal jobs in the new distribution centre in Scotland.  


  • 10 July 2011: The Telegraph
  • 13 January 2011: BBC Website


Eurofound (2011), Amazon, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 71429, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71429.