On May 14, the US e-commerce giant Amazon said it would create 10,000 more jobs in the UK.
The announcement comes just a day after the company announced it was hiring 75,000 people in its logistics and fulfillment network across the US and Canada.
Amazon said that the expansion of its workforce (equivalent to more than one-fifth of its current employees in the UK), will bring its total number of employees in the “fog country” to 55,000 people by the end of the year. this year.
The announcement comes as consumers around the world increase their online shopping due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amazon UK director John Boumphrey said, “Amazon is creating thousands of jobs across the UK with many different positions, with great salaries and benefits. Amazon also plans to launch a £10 million ($14 million) program to help up to 5,000 employees gain new skills over the next three years.
Amazon will open a new parcel and fulfillment center in the UK as part of its workforce increase. The group will also expand its network of delivery terminals and create new roles in finance, engineering, health, human resources and order processing.
This information is very much welcomed by the British Government. UK Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said: “Amazon’s announcement is great news and a huge vote of confidence for the UK economy.” He emphasized, when the UK economy comes back stronger from the pandemic, this will be an important investment project in the retail sector of this country.
In late March, Amazon began rolling out vaccinations at fulfillment departments in Missouri, Nevada, and Kansas. The program has now expanded to more than 250 locations across the US and Canada, and the group has also vaccinated more than half a million frontline workers, contractors and partners. access to a vaccine against COVID-19.