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Published on February 20th, 2017 | by The GC Team

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Amazon to add 5,000 to UK full-time workforce in 2017

Amazon has announced plans to open three new warehouse fulfilment centres – in Daventry, Doncaster and Tilbury – and to increase staff in the London head office and the customer service centre in Edinburgh this year.

The 5,000 new full-time jobs cover a range of staff including warehouse operatives and software developers, and will bring Amazon’s total UK workforce to more than 24,000.

The additional warehousing is, says the company, to keep pace with existing growth, to help speed up deliveries and to handle the rapid growth in third-party retailers who sell via the Amazon website and use Amazon delivery services.

The UK is Amazon’s second-biggest market outside the US, after Germany.

Head of Amazon’s UK business Doug Gurr said: “We are creating thousands of new UK jobs including hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities as we continue to innovate for our customers and provide them with even faster delivery, more selection and better value.”

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