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Amazon to hire 10,000 jobs after lockdown ends in UK

Bloomberg

Amazon.com Inc will hire 10,000 more people in the UK, taking its total headcount in the country to 55,000 by the end of 2021 and making the ecommerce giant one of few big employers adding jobs during the pandemic.
It comes a day after the world’s largest online retailer said it’s hiring 75,000 workers for its sprawling North American logistics operation, a sign that the company expects increased demand to outlast the pandemic. The Seattle-based tech giant hired some 500,000 people last year, putting its total headcount at 1.3 million at the end of March.
The 10,000 new jobs, on par with Amazon’s additions in the UK last year, will primarily be in fulfillment and parcel reception centres, but also include roles in fashion, digital marketing, engineering, video production, software development, cloud computing and AI, the company said in a statement.
The new jobs will be a boost for the labour market as the
UK emerges from its deepest slump in three centuries. The crisis has led to the loss of more than 800,000 payrolls and left more than 4 million employees reliant on government wage support. Job vacancies jumped by 16% in March alone ahead of the reopening of non-essential stores.
Amazon said the pay for operations roles will start at 10.80 pounds ($15.20) per hour in London and 9.70 per hour in the rest of the UK. The national living wage in the UK for people over the age of 23 is 8.91 pounds per hour.

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