Amazon to hire 2,000 UK staff for latest tech ventures

Source: bloomberg, Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019

Amazon is set to hire more than 2,000 workers in the UK, including engineers, software developers and data scientists, to develop its latest technology ventures.

The ecommerce giant’s UK workforce will total almost 30,000 people by the end of the year and will include cloud and machine learning experts, corporate roles and fulfilment and delivery workers. Of the new jobs, 170 workers will be based at Amazon’s development centers in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London, which specialize in technologies such as the voice-recognition tool Alexa and drone-delivery service Prime Air, among other projects.