WHILST I sympathise with Kirklees Council leader Shabir Pandor’s ambitions for jobs and skills, his reported backing for an Amazon Distribution Centre is not the right approach (The Yorkshire Post, August 9).
Warehouse jobs are not especially well skilled or paid, and can destroy jobs elsewhere. I’ve known many good shops close because of the development of mail order businesses.
To claim that 1,500 jobs will be created ignores the fact that many will be destroyed elsewhere.
I also question whether taking yet more agricultural land for warehousing is effective use of space.
And wouldn’t it be better if land was used for manufacturing, offering better value added, than warehousing to make the world’s richest man even richer?
From: Harry Burke, Bradford.
I RECOGNISE the efforts of all politicians to try and attract new jobs and investment to this region, but I sincerely hope that a Amazon depot is not the limit of ambitions in the borough of Kirklees.
We need world-leading firms of the calibre of Siemens whose presence in Hull is proving to be a game-changer for the Humber region.
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