Amazon stated Monday that it’ll rent 5,000 new workers within the U.Ok. this 12 months, making it the most recent elite tech agency to brush apart fears over the nation’s exit from the European Union.
The e-commerce big — which already employs 19,000 full-time employees within the U.Ok. — stated it plans to rent for a variety of positions: software program builders, engineers, technicians, managers and HR specialists.
Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) can be on the lookout for “flight check engineers” to work on its extremely anticipated drone supply program. The corporate has an association with the British authorities to check drones, and it accomplished its first-ever drone delivery within the U.Ok. in December.
The dedication is not only new jobs: Amazon may even open a brand new head workplace this 12 months within the hip east London neighborhood of Shoreditch.
Amazon is the most recent in a collection of tech companies to announce big investment and hiring plans within the U.Ok. following the Brexit referendum in June.
Expedia (EXPE), for instance, introduced plans on Monday to develop its London workplace and rent extra employees.
The enlargement plans counsel that tech companies are usually not overly frightened about Brexit, regardless of issues that the separation will injury Britain’s progress prospects and make it harder to rent proficient overseas employees.
Amazon’s largest markets exterior the U.S. are Germany, Japan and the U.Ok. Final 12 months, the corporate booked about $9.5 billion in gross sales in Britain.
The corporate boosted the variety of full-time and part-time employees it employs globally by practically 50% in 2016 to 341,000. That determine doesn’t embrace the tens of 1000’s of contractors and momentary employees it hires throughout busy occasions.
CNNMoney (London) First printed February 20, 2017: 6:55 AM ET