Amazon fulfilment centre (warehouse) in Peterborough Cambridgeshire

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THE AMAZON WAREHOUSE IN PETERBOROUGH,CAMBS,ON THURSDAY NOV 7TH 2013.THE WAREHOUSE IS ABOUT TO HIT ITS BUSIEST TIME TO THE BUILD UP TO CHRISTMAS AND COMPANY HAS EMPLOYED 50% EXTRA STAFF COMPARED TO LAST YEAR.Shopping website Amazon has increased its seasonal workforce by 50 PER CENT this Christmas to deal with the high demand from customers.The online retailer has hired more than 15,000 seasonal workers this year - a massive 5,000 more than in 2012.Staff at Amazon are already working flat out in its UK warehouses as orders pour in with less than 50 shopping days to Christmas.Workers at the Peterborough fulfilment centre in Cambridgeshire are picking and packing round the clock as millions begin their online Christmas shopping.Amazon predicts that the busiest day for online shopping in the UK, often referred to as Cyber Monday, will fall on December 2 this year, with post-work Christmas shoppers triggering a sales peak at 6pm.