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Amazon plans to employ more than 1,000 people at three locations in the UK. These are people for machine learning, software engineering and research and development. The company will also open a new office in Manchester next year, according to ZDNet.

“These are Silicon Valley jobs in the UK and strengthen our long-term commitment in the UK,” said Doug Gurr, Amazon’s country manager in the country.

Some of the jobs are available in the new office in Manchester, which is due to open next year. The office will be in the Hanover Building in the Northern Quarter. The six-storey, 8,300-square-metre site is intended to accommodate 600 new employees who will be working on software development, machine learning and R&D. The site will also be used as an office building for the new employees.

In addition, the company states that it intends to further expand its development centre in Edinburgh. This is where 250 new employees are to be recruited. Now hundreds of software engineers, machine learning scientists and user experience designers are already working there. The teams at this location include new advertising technology and personalized recommendations for when shopping.

The development centre in Cambridge will receive 180 new jobs. These include R&D teams working on devices from Amazon, Alexa, AWS, Prime Air and machine learning and retail services.


The merchant claims to have invested more than £9.3 billion in the UK since 2010 to build and run his business there. At the moment, the company is well on the way to growing to 27,500 employees in the country by the end of the year.

However, the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union within six months. A number of tech companies are worried about this because they fear that the Brexit will have an impact on their ability to sell in European markets and to attract good employees to work in the country.

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