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950 graduate jobs to be created in Scotland by Amazon

Published: Monday, 31 January 2011   Category: Science, Engineering and IT

Around 950 full and part-time jobs, which could be given to graduates, will be created in Scotland by online retailer Amazon.

It was announced today (January 31st) that Amazon will be building a fulfilment centre at Dunfermline, possibly creating 750 graduate jobs.

It will also be creating a further 200 posts at its current fulfilment centre in Gourock, which packs and ships items for Amazon customers.

Alex Salmond, first minister of Scotland, commented: "The company's announcement of new investment in Scotland is a strong reflection on the success of its current operations and the skills of the local workforce.

"These new jobs are a welcome boost to the economy and a demonstration of Amazon's commitment to doing business in Scotland."

This could suggest that online retailing is experiencing more growth than traditional retailers, and may therefore provide more opportunity for graduate jobs.

That is because Joshua Bamfield from the Centre of Retail Research recently predicted that the retail industry will see thousands of jobs being cut.

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