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Amazon to create 5,000 UK jobs this year

By the end of this year, Amazon says it will have created 5,000 new jobs in the UK. Technical roles will make up a 1,500 of the 5,000 new jobs while others will be working at three fulfilment centres which are expected to open this year. The company currently employs 19,000 people in the UK, by the end of the year this figure will rise to 24,000.

Regarding the news, Doug Gurre, UK country manager for Amazon, said:

“We are creating thousands of new UK jobs including hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities as we continue to innovate for our customers and provide them with even faster delivery, more selection and better value.

We are hiring for all types of roles from flight test engineers, software engineers and corporate managers in our development centres and head office, to operations managers, supervisors, engineers, service technicians, HR roles and order fulfilment roles in our fulfilment centres.”

Before the Brexit vote last year, many technology companies were encouraging voters to opt to stay in the European Union. In the months since the decision to leave the bloc, tech giants including Google and Microsoft have ramped up employment and investment in the country.

Source: Sky News | Amazon logistics image via TMCnet Bloggers

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