Amazon creates more than 2,000 new UK jobs as it pursues expansion

The new hires see Amazon's UK workforce grow to more than 29,500

Amazon has invested more than £9.3bn in its UK operations since 2010

Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) plans to hire more than 2,000 workers in the UK this year as part of its expansion plan.

The jobs include engineers, software developers, data scientists, and cloud and machine learning experts as well as entry-level positions at warehouses.

More than 170 of the jobs will be at Amazon’s development centres in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London.

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The tech giant said the new hires see its UK workforce grow to more than 29,500.

Last year the group added 2,500 permanent jobs in the UK.

Amazon has invested more than £9.3bn in its UK operations since 2010.

"We are delighted to be able continue to invest and grow our U.K. business," Doug Gurr, head of Amazon’s UK operations, said in a statement.

"The UK is a fantastic hub for global talent and the exciting, innovative work that takes place here benefits Amazon’s customers around the world."

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