Amazon to create more than 4,000 new permanent jobs in the UK this year
Amazon claims it will create over 4,000 new permanent positions in the United Kingdom this year.
According to the corporation, this will raise the total number of permanent employees to 75,000.
The positions will be dispersed around the UK, including employment at new fulfilment centres in Wakefield and Knowsley, where staff will pack and ship client purchases.
Jobs in corporate, technology, software development, product management and engineering, as well as operations teams, are among them.
“We’re continuing to invest in talent across the UK, from apprentices in Swansea to data scientists in Edinburgh,” said Amazon UK national manager John Boumphrey.
“People join us not just for the variety of responsibilities, excellent compensation, and benefits, but also for the professional growth chances.”
“Applicants recognise that we are an employer that provides excellent development opportunities, and we are delighted to have so many people progressing and taking advantage of opportunities to gain new skills that will lead to new employment at Amazon and elsewhere,” Mr Boumphrey said.
Also on Thursday, Amazon announced that sales during its Prime Day event increased by 8.5 percent year on year to approximately $12 billion (£10.1 billion).
Members of the Prime reward programme purchased more than 300 million goods during the two-day event, which concluded on Wednesday.
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