2,500 New Amazon Jobs. Anyone reluctant to up sticks and move to South America needn’t worry for the new permanent positions are being created by online retail giant Amazon closer to home in the UK. The extra staff will take Amazon’s total number of employees to 14,000 and are part of a wider European expansion strategy which last year saw the retailer create 10,000 jobs across the continent. The 2,500 new positions will be spread around its business operations in the UK including a new head office in London, which is currently being constructed; three research and development centres in Cambridge, London and Edinburgh where there will also be a customer service centre; extra staff at its 10 existing warehouses; as well as a new fashion photography studio in London. Amazon’s UK managing director, Christopher North, said “Britain has a world-class tech sector with a reputation for innovation and excellence…These new jobs we are creating up and down the country are testament to the quality of the workforce in the UK and our confidence in its economy, which we are proud to support through our continued investments”. Amazon said it is looking for people with all types of experience, education and skill levels. Everyone need only apply.