Amazon announced on Friday that it would add more than 4,000 new jobs in Britain this year, according to plans that will place it among the country’s top 10 private sector employers.
The US e-commerce behemoth announced that the most recent expansion would bring its permanent workforce to 75,000. The company was boosted by booming online shopping during Covid lockdowns.
The new positions are dispersed around the United Kingdom, with two new fulfilment centres opening in the northern English cities of Knowsley and Wakefield.
Also, there will be positions in engineering, product management, and corporate and technology functions in software development.
Amazon added that, with the most recent expansion, it will have added 40,000 new jobs to the UK business over three years.
“We’re continuing to invest in talent right across the UK, from apprentices in Swansea to data scientists in Edinburgh,” said Amazon UK country manager John Boumphrey.
The announcement precedes Amazon’s second-quarter earnings, which are expected later this month.