Online retailer Amazon has announced that it will create 2,000 new jobs in the UK in 2019, which will take its total permanent workforce to more than 29,500 by the end of the year. The company has now invested £9.3bn in its UK operations since 2010.
The roles available range from head office, research and development, Amazon Web Service and operations. Of the jobs created over 170 will be at its development centres in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London.
Chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond said: “Today’s announcement from Amazon is a clear vote of confidence in the British economy. This government is supporting business to create the high skilled, high paid jobs of the future, and these roles will benefit people across the UK, including the cities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Manchester and London.
“Thanks to our record investment in infrastructure, skills and research and development, we will continue to lead the technological revolution.”
Doug Gurr, Amazon UK country manager, added: “We are delighted to be able to continue to invest and grow our UK business. The UK is a fantastic hub for global talent and the exciting, innovative work that takes place here benefits Amazon’s customers around the world. Whether you are looking for a highly-specialised role at one of our fulfilment centres or in a field such as machine learning or flight engineering, we offer a wide variety of opportunities.”