Amazon appears to have some serious expansion plans in Britain. The online retail company announced that it will add another 5,000 jobs in Britain on top of the 19,000 employees that are already on its payroll, as reported by Daily Mail.
With the move, Amazon seems to be throwing its support with Britain's bid to boost its technology industry. The online retail giant is not the first tech company to announce additional hiring in Britain. Google, Apple and Facebook also promised that they will hire more people there.
The show of confidence from the tech sector is unexpected, especially since companies operating in other industries like insurance and banking are thinking about moving out of the United Kingdom because of Brexit. The country's decision to exit the European Union is expected to cause some operational problems.
However, Amazon's promised 5,000 jobs is a show of confidence to Britain's capacity to support the tech industry. The Sun reported that the online retail company said Brexit will not affect its plan to further invest in Britain.
The news is a good one for newly graduates and job seekers who have management and engineering experience. Amazon will be adding software engineers and corporate managers in Britain as part of its initiative to create more jobs.
The online retail giant will also be offering apprenticeships to those who are willing to try working in the online retail sector.
Based from the statement of Doug Gurr, United Kingdom country manager for Amazon, the openings will mostly be related to customer service, as the online retail giant works on improving its customer satisfaction levels.
Across Europe, Amazon expects its workforce to grow by 15,000 by the end of 2017. The workforce expansion in the continent signals the online retail giant's confidence that it will be able to grow its top line and bottom line results to the point that it can support an increase in the number of employees.
In another Amazon-related news, Jobs & Hire previously reported that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos used to work in a fast-food chain.