Amazon plant that recruited seasonal staff from Glasgow to close

AMAZON is to close its distribution centre in Gourock – with the loss of over 300 local jobs.

The news was broken to employees by management at 6pm last night ahead of a ‘consultation period’.

The facility, which regularly employees hundreds of seasonal workers from Glasgow during busy Christmas perids,opened back in 2004 and remains one of the largest employers in the district.

It is understood the plant could close as early as March 19.

Glasgow Times:

Amazon say that all staff will have the chance to relocate to other sites, but bosses have also admitted there will be ‘limited opportunities’ available in Scotland, meaning that many of the workforce will be let go.

The Faulds Park fulfilment centre is one of three that the online retail giant is shutting down, with the others in England.

The firm said it was closing older sites and building two new ones down south.

An Amazon spokesperson said: “We appreciate this will be a difficult time for our people in Gourock and are committed to supporting them through this consultation.

“All will be offered alternative roles at other Amazon sites.

“We will also provide a range of retraining and re-skilling opportunities for those who decide to pursue their career outside of Amazon.”

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