Amazon looks to create 1,000 new hi-tech jobs in the UK

Amazon is to create 1,000 new ‘Silicon Valley’ type jobs across the UK.

The online retail giant will create 600 highly skilled roles in Manchester, working on software machine learning and cloud computing business AWS, while 250 and 180 jobs are being created at development centres in Edinburgh and Cambridge respectively.

Bdaily News reports Amazon UK country manager Doug Gurr said the company was bringing “Silicon Valley jobs” to Britain, while international trade secretary Dr Liam Fox called the news an “enormous vote of confidence in the UK”.

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