Statement regarding closure of Amazon warehouse in Hemel Hempstead

Last week (5 January 2023), Amazon said it planned to cut more than 18,000 jobs globally. On Tuesday (10 January 2023) it announced plans to shut three warehouses in the UK.

We are extremely disappointed with the decision by Amazon to close its warehouse in Maylands, Hemel Hempstead, placing 500 of its workers at risk.

We will continue to work with our local partners and our business sector to support and grow the local economy, and, together, we are focused on creating sustainable jobs in the borough and supporting local people into employment.

We will update this statement as we gather more information about this decision by Amazon.