By Marcus Leach

Amazon have announced they will create 900 new jobs in Staffordshire as they open a new processing centre.

The centre, which will begin operating in September, will process orders from the UK, as well as other countries.

It follows Amazon's announcement in May that it would create hundreds of jobs at new centres in Dunfermline and Edinburgh.

Despite a drop in profits this year, due to the cost of expanding operations, Amazon are happy to open another new centre.

"The centre at Rugeley will play an important role in fulfilling orders for customers in the UK, Europe and all over the world," Arthur Valdez, vice-president of operations at Amazon.co.uk, said.

"We have a busy Christmas coming up and look forward to assembling a team of talented people who will play their part in ensuring that customers receive the millions of items that will be ordered over the festive season."

Meanwhile Mike Bell, president of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the jobs boost news.

"It's excellent news. It brings jobs to an area that needs it," he said.

"It also brings in infrastructure around it because it is not just Amazon that comes in but the whole logistics network that goes around them.

"It's going to create jobs in an area that desperately needs it."

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