Amazon creates 7,000 permanent jobs in 2020 to boost the UK’s labor market
Amazon (AMZN.O) said on Thursday that it would create 7,000 permanent jobs in 2020 to boost United Kingdom’s troubled labor market. The multinational technology company added that it plans to have a total of 10,000 new hires this year.
The Seattle-based e-commerce company said that the 7,000 new roles would be for warehouse workers, engineers, HR assistants, IT professionals, financial specialists, and health and safety frontliners.
Amazon stated that the jobs would be available in 50 sites including corporate offices and two new distribution centers in the northeast and central England.
According to its management, the company needed more staff to meet growing customer demand for its services and to enable small and medium-sized enterprises to sell on its platform.
Amazon had started recruiting 20,000 seasonal positions across the UK for the festive period.