Business expansion
United Kingdom
West Midlands; Herefordshire; Worcestershire and Warwickshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.10 - Warehousing and storage

400 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
29 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Online retailer Amazon has announced plans to create 400 new jobs when it opens its new 'fulfilment centre' in Rugby. The decision follows continued increases in demand and comes after the company added around 5,000 jobs during 2017. There is no precise information as to when the centre is expected to open, though it is being reported that recruitment has started for managerial and support roles, with factory floor recruitment expected to follow closely behind.

The news of the forthcoming jobs has been welcomed by the local Conservative Member of Parliament, Mark Pawsey. However, the reaction to the announcement has not been universally supportive. Labour politicians have drawn attention to Amazon's tax arrangements and alleged poor working practices.


  • 29 January 2018: BBC Website
  • 29 January 2018: Birmingham Mail
  • 2 February 2018: Rugby Advertiser


Eurofound (2018), Amazon, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 93375, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93375.