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Amazon to create extra 2,000 UK jobs

Amazon will create 2,000 jobs in the UK this year, bringing its total permanent British workforce to almost 30,000 people. (Chris Radburn/PA)
Amazon will create 2,000 jobs in the UK this year, bringing its total permanent British workforce to almost 30,000 people. (Chris Radburn/PA)

By Alys Key

Amazon will create 2,000 jobs in the UK this year, bringing its total permanent British workforce to almost 30,000 people.

The new roles are spread around the country, from the London head office to a growing network of delivery centres.

They include at least 170 jobs at development centres in London, Cambridge and Edinburgh.

The new corporate office in Manchester is also hiring.

The tech giant said it would create a number of high-skilled positions for engineers, software developers, data scientists and cloud and machine learning experts.

The move has already been praised as "a clear vote of confidence in the British economy" by Chancellor Philip Hammond.

He said: "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."

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