Amazon set for a hot Christmas

Amazon is set to hire 15,000 seasonal workers across the UK to cope with the expected demand for deliveries this Christmas. The hiring spree beats the 10,000 hired last Christmas.

Catherine McDermott, director of operations at Amazon UK, said: "On our busiest shopping day last Christmas, customers ordered a total of 3.5 million items during one 24-hour period at a rate of 44 items a second."