Amazon to create 2,500 jobs in UK as part of global hirings push
Amazon is set to create 2,500 jobs in the UK as part of a global drive to recruit for 55,000 corporate and technology jobs.
Some 40,000 of the roles will be based in the US while other jobs will be created in India, Germany and Japan.
According to The Guardian, chief executive Andy Jassy, who has recently taken over from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, said staff would be appointed in various locations around the world as the company looks to drive rapid growth. UK jobs will be created at Amazon offices in London and Manchester as well as in tech hubs in Cambridge and Edinburgh.
On 15 September, Amazon will be holding its annual Career Day in the US, which is the country’s biggest training and recruiting event.
Speaking with the Reuters news agency, Jassy said the roles were needed to keep up with demand in retail, cloud computing, advertising and other businesses. He added: “There are so many jobs during the pandemic that have been displaced or have been altered, and there are so many people who are thinking about different and new jobs. It’s part of what we think makes Career Day so timely and so useful.”
Currently employing 275,000 tech and corporate staff around the world, Amazon will increase its workforce in these sectors by 20% with the new hirings.
The news follows Amazon’s announcement in May that it planned to create 10,000 new permanent UK jobs across its corporate offices, Amazon Web Services division and operations network.
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