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Umbrella company contractors might be interested to learn that Amazon is to create a significant number of new jobs across all areas.

The online retail giant has reported that it will be creating as many as 2,500 extra jobs in Britain, taking the company’s UK workforce to 14,000 in total.

Amazon has invested nearly £5 billion into the UK in the last six years, and is also adding thousands of other jobs across Europe.

Xavier Garambois, Vice President of Amazon EU Retail, commented, “We are seeing stronger demand than ever from our customers all across Europe, and we see lots more opportunity across Amazon’s businesses to invent and invest for the future.

“We created over 10,000 new jobs in 2015 and plan to create several thousand more in 2016 at all education, experience and skill levels, from speech and linguistic scientists to digital media experts to fulfilment centre and customer service associates.”

Roy Perticucci, Vice President, Amazon EU Operations, added, “We are proud to offer great jobs for people who already have the skills we’re looking for and to help develop people who want to add new skills through our innovative programs like Career Choice.

“We’re planning to add thousands of new jobs in all areas across our European Fulfilment Network in 2016 as we ramp up to meet increased demand from customers and invent in new areas.”

Simon Dolan is the Sales & Marketing Manager for Contractor Umbrella Ltd, one of the UK’s Most Respected Umbrella Companies and founder member of AllUmbrellaCompaniesAreEqual.
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