Amazon will close three warehouses across Britain, but will allow the 1,200 impacted employees to transfer to other locations.
Employees at the Hemel Hampstead, Doncaster and Gourock sites will have the opportunity to transition internally to nearby warehouses.
While it is uncertain why the company is moving to shut down these warehouses, it has plans to open two in central and northeast England over the next three years, creating 2,500 jobs.
Coincidentally, around 300 Amazon UK warehouse workers plan to strike on January 25 to fight for better pay.
This is unlikely part of the company’s grand reorganization efforts, which mostly impact Amazon’s non-warehouse roles.