Edinburgh boost as Amazon to create 2500 jobs

Amazon is to create the jobs this year.
Amazon is to create the jobs this year.
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JOBS will be created in Edinburgh as part of a major expansion by online retailer Amazon.

It has announced it will take on 2,500 new permanent staff in the UK this year, bringing its total number of UK employees to 14,000.

The jobs are being created across the UK including in research and development and customer service centres in Edinburgh.

The company said will also be hiring people for its 10 warehouses and its new fashion photography studio in London.

“Britain has a world-class tech sector with a reputation for innovation and excellence,” Amazon UK’s managing director, Christopher North told the BBC.

“These new jobs we are creating up and down the country are testament to the quality of the workforce in the UK and our confidence in its economy, which we are proud to support through our continued investments.”