Amazon looking to hire 10,000 UK workers as online shopping boom continues

Amazon is looking to hire more than 10,000 people as the online shopping boom continues.

The American tech titan is looking to open more warehouses in both the north and south of Britain.

It is also creating corporate places in Cambridge, Edinburgh, London, and Manchester.

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said the move was “a huge vote of confidence in the British economy”.

Amazon has reaped huge rewards from the Covid-19 pandemic as more people chose to shop online.

Adding 10,000 new jobs to the pay roll will take its UK staff level to more than 55,000 by the end of the year.

Amazon said the pay was £9.70 per hour, or £10.80 in London, with other benefits.

Mr Kwarteng said Amazon was making a “prime investment in our retail sector”, which will “open up a wide range of opportunities for even more workers”.

Amazon’s UK Country Manager John Boumphrey said:

“We’re proud of the front-line roles we offer across Amazon, and we also know that they will be a stepping stone for some in their career journey.”

 


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.



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