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Amazon adds 1000 new jobs to its workforce

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As part of its continued expansion, Amazon has acquired a warehouse based in Manchester.

The new fulfilment centre will open this autumn and create 1,000 new jobs over a three year period. This extension of the internet giant’s workforce is part of its plan to create an additional 2,500 jobs this year, bringing its total employee count to 14,500.

The new positions will include engineers, computing staff, operations managers and human resources.

In addition to the Manchester site, Amazon is also planning to open another centre in Coalville, Leicestershire, bringing its total UK estate to 12.

MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, Mike Kane said that the move is “fantastic news” and will act as a “renaissance” of the Wythenshawe area.

“A thousand new permanent jobs over three years will open up new opportunities for many people in my constituency."

The etailer currently employs 40,000 people in Europe, creating 10,000 posts in 2015 alone.

Next year, Amazon plans to open a new head office location in London’s Old Street which will employ a further 5,000 workers.

Published on Thursday 10 March by Talya Misiri

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