Amazon are offering new starters at their vast new distribution depot in Dartford a bonus of £1,000.
The company will eventually offer around 1,300 roles on the site of the former Littlebrook power station directly next to the Dartford Crossing.
Offering a large bonus is somewhat unusual, and a possible sign the company is struggling to fill roles.
The company hasn’t a great record for employee relations, with a number of allegations of poor treatment.
Earlier this week I covered news of a bus route which has launched to take workers from across north west Kent to the new site.
A separate route has launched for south east London.
The company states there is no on-site parking, though does claim “There is also FREE car park next to the Dartford station so no cost at all!”.
I’m sure the traffic-clogged streets and residents of Dartford will welcome employees driving to the station en mass.