A NEW Amazon delivery station is set to open in Deeside - creating over 50 jobs.

The company has announced it will open the new facility on The Airfields in Sealand this spring and will work with more than a dozen independent delivery companies to provide delivery services.

Packages will be shipped to the delivery station from Amazon fulfilment and sortation centres and loaded onto vehicles to get delivered to customers.

The 9,000 square metre delivery station will create more than 50 permanent jobs.

In addition, the independent delivery companies will hire around 300 drivers who will collect parcels from the delivery station and deliver them to Amazon customers in Flintshire and Cheshire.

Flintshire County Council’s cabinet member for economic development, Councillor Derek Butler, said: “This is great news for Flintshire as we start to see the development of the Airfields.

"It’s encouraging to see companies choosing to invest in our local economy and providing employment for our residents.”

Kerry-Anne Lawlor, country director for Amazon Logistics, added: “We are excited to open a delivery station in Deeside where Amazon’s 20 plus years of operational expertise, technology advancements and investment in transportation infrastructure is enabling faster delivery for customers than ever before seven days a week.”

People interested in applying for jobs should visit: www.amazon.jobs/en-gb/jobs/1002079/operational-leaders-north-west