Amazon to employ 7,000 more people in the UK
Amazon said it is also recruiting 20,000 seasonal posts for the lead up to the busy Christmas period
Amazon is to create 7,000 jobs across in the UK this year on top of the 3,000 new roles it has already advertised.
The new jobs will be created at Amazon’s UK warehouses, sorting centres and delivery sites, as well as in its offices. All the jobs will be permanent positions and pay a minimum of £9.50 an hour.
This brings the total number of permanent UK staff for the company to more than 40,000.
Amazon said, more than 50 sites will employ extra workers, including a warehouse in the north east of England which opened in May, and two new centres opening in the autumn in the north east and the midlands.
Some of the new roles include those of engineers, graduates, human resources, IT, health and safety and financial workers.
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Amazon said it is also recruiting 20,000 seasonal posts for the lead up to the busy Christmas period.
It comes after UK supermarket chain Tesco announced it would add 16,000 new roles to cope with the boom in online spending during the pandemic.
Amazon has a workforce of more than 876,000 worldwide, with 600,000 staff added to the company within the decade.
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