Amazon plans to create 1,250 new jobs across the UK as the large-scale workforce expansion continues.
The US retail giant will be recruiting for its offices in London and Manchester, tech hubs in Cambridge and Edinburgh and fulfillment centers across the UK.
It has already created 10,000 jobs this year and increased the total workforce in the UK to more than 55,000.
The announcement comes as part of Amazon ‘s “Career Day” – an event for job seekers later this month.
The company said it was hiring 2,500 jobs in the country but did not know when asked how many new jobs were and how many of the 10,000 that had already been announced.
All that could be said was that some of the 2,500 jobs are part of the 10,000 new jobs previously announced, but “the majority are new jobs”.
Employees are paid at a minimum of £ 10 per hour with an additional £ 1.10 for employees based in London.
CEO Andy Jassy said, “We work hard every day to be the best place for people to have fulfilling and fulfilling long-term careers.
“Amazon continues to grow rapidly and invent relentlessly in many areas, and we hope Career Day provides both job seekers and current Amazon employees with the support they need to learn new skills or re-establish their careers at Amazon or elsewhere design.”
The company’s UK Country Manager John Boumphrey said, “Whether you’re starting your first job, gaining new skills or thinking about starting a new life in a new field, we have thousands of exciting opportunities across the UK.
“We started Career Day to offer free advice, coaching and inspiration to anyone who wants to develop their career, be it on Amazon or elsewhere. Regardless of whether you see your long-term future at Amazon or elsewhere, we offer you a wide range of training and development opportunities to take your career to the next level. “
Online deliveries picked up during the pandemic as the British were stuck at home and couldn’t visit all stores but key stores.
This gave online retailers like Amazon a boost over their closed stationary counterparts.
The new jobs in the UK are part of 55,000 worldwide that Mr Jassy announced on Wednesday.
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