Amazon to create 10,000 jobs in Britain this year
LONDON (Reuters) – Amazon will create 10,000 new permanent jobs in the UK in 2021, bringing its total workforce in the country to more than 55,000, he said on Friday.
The announcement gives a welcome boost to Britain’s precarious labor market, with an unemployment rate of nearly 5%.
Amazon said the new jobs will include roles in its operating network, corporate offices and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The group plans to open a new distribution center in Hinckley, in central England, creating 700 jobs. It will also open a parcel center in Doncaster, in the north of England, and further distribution centers in Dartford, near London, Gateshead in the north-east of England and Swindon in the west of England. England, each creating more than 1,300 permanent jobs.
In addition to roles that select, pack and ship customer orders, jobs will be created in engineering, human resources, IT and finance.
The company’s roles will be in fashion, digital marketing, engineering, video production, software development, cloud computing, AI and machine learning, said the society.
Amazon also announced an investment of 10 million pounds ($ 14 million) over three years to train up to 5,000 employees in new skills.
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Reporting by James Davey Editing by David Goodman