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Online giant Amazon has announced that it plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Doncaster by 2017, creating 500 new jobs.

The new site in iPort will be Amazon’s third fulfilment centre in Doncaster and will take the total number of full-time permanent jobs for the town to more than 1,000 by the end of next year.

Amazon has so far invested more than £4.6bn in the UK economy to build and run its UK business since 2010, including two other fulfilment centres in Balby Carr Bank, which opened in 2010, and a in Water Vole Way, which opened last year.

John Tagawa, Amazon’s vice president of UK operations, said: “We are delighted to announce the opening our third fulfilment centre in Doncaster in summer 2017. We already have two fulfilment centres in Doncaster so know from experience that there is strong talent in the region who would be well suited to working for Amazon.”

Amazon also confirmed that two new fulfilment centres will open in Manchester and Coalville, Leicestershire, creating 1,500 new permanent jobs over three years, later this year, whilst revealing that it plans to open a brand new London office in 2017.