|Amazon gears up to deliver biggest Christmas ever, expanding hiring plans to now create 3,500 new permanent UK jobs this year|
Plan to create a further 1,000+ jobs by end of 2016 in addition to 2,500 jobs announced earlier this year spanning Head Office, R&D Centres, Customer Service Centre, Fulfilment Centres, Fashion Photography Studio and AWS
LONDON—6 July 2016— Amazon today announced plans to create a further 1,000 permanent jobs across the UK this year, on top of 2,500 permanent roles previously announced in January, in preparation for the festive season. This includes resourcing Amazon’s fastest delivery service Prime Now, which a year after launch is now available to more than 30% of the UK population. The announcement coincided with the release of amazon.co.uk’s bi-annual shopping and entertainment trends report, which highlights popular products from its selection of more than 150 million items across more than 35 product categories.
Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager, for Amazon said: “We are creating thousands of new jobs to continue to deliver the experience our customers know and love during the festive season and beyond. We are hiring for all types of roles from software engineers, computer programmers and corporate managers in our R&D centres and head office, to operations managers, engineers, service technicians, HR roles and order fulfilment roles in our fulfilment centres.”
Investing in 3,500 permanent UK jobs this year
Amazon has invested more than £4.6bn into the UK economy since 2010, and the news comes just weeks after business networking site LinkedIn ranked Amazon one of the top ten UK companies for both attracting and retaining talent.
Prime Now celebrates first year
Customers can choose from thousands of items, including essentials such as nappies, coffee, chocolate and fresh milk, as well as other popular items like games consoles, toys, gifts and sports equipment—all via a simple and easy-to-use mobile app.
One of the fastest Amazon Prime Now deliveries to date was Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4), which was ordered at 10:06am, sent out from Amazon’s Erdington delivery station in Birmingham and delivered at 10:21am to a postcode in Castle Vale, taking just 15 minutes from click to play.
“One year ago we reinvented fast delivery with the launch of the Prime Now app that makes it easy for customers to discover over 15,000 items for one-hour delivery, or select a same-day delivery slot at no extra charge,” said Gurr. “We’ve delivered on our promise to rollout quickly with the service available to millions of people from Newcastle to Portsmouth, and we’re continuing to invest to bring ultra-fast delivery to more and more of the UK.”
Amazon Summer 2016 Trends Report
Amazon.co.uk’s Summer 2016 Trends Report lifts the lid on Britain’s online shopping habits, including: favourite products and ‘must haves’ of the year so far; the top 10 print and eBooks; the best-selling products in each region of the UK; the most watched programmes on Prime Video; and the most listened to music on Prime Music. The report can be seen in full by visiting https://www.amazon.co.uk//ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll2&tag=ourmoderlife-21&linkId=8226c895b31177d8a95a4b6a9c33c3fe
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From Press Release:http://amazon.co.uk