Cloud and Ecommerce Giant Amazon Announces 2,500 New UK Jobs

24 January 2016

Cloud and e-commerce giant Amazon has announced it will bring 2,500 new jobs to the United Kingdom. Amazon, whose global headquarters are in Seattle, Washington, United States, has its British headquarters in London. The news is part of Amazon’s overall expansion in Europe and comes on the heels of the company increasing its UK workforce in 2015. By the close of 2016, the company’s UK workforce will increase to around 14,500.

In 2015 Amazon introduced 10,000 new positions in Europe (50% up on 2014) bringing its European headcount to 40,000. In the UK, Amazon will add additional staff at its London headquarters, its Edinburgh-based customer service centre, and its development centres in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London. Besides this, the company will be employing new data centre staff. The new staff will support cloud infrastructure and other European investments that will reach around £11 billion.

"We are seeing stronger demand than ever from our customers all across Europe, and we see lots more opportunity across Amazon's businesses to invent and invest for the future,” Amazon’s EU Retail Vice President Xavier Garambois told Reuters. "We created over 10,000 new jobs in 2015 and plan to create several thousand more in 2016 at all education, experience and skill levels, from speech and linguistic scientists to digital media experts to fulfilment centre and customer service associates."

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