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Amazon UK to create 900 jobs in Scotland

Published: Thursday, 26 May 2011   Category: Sales and recruitment

Online retail giant Amazon UK is set to create around 900 jobs - which may include graduate opportunities - in Scotland, as a result of a large investment and a recruitment drive.

The firm is set to create a new customer services centre in Edinburgh, which will create 500 permanent jobs alongside 400 temporary roles.

Alex Salmond, the first minister of the Scottish parliament, said that the news will lead to a growth in the local economy.

 "Amazon is globally recognised as a leader in online retail and I am delighted that the company is expanding its Scottish operations," he said.

"Amazon has a substantial presence in Scotland and this announcement is testament to the quality, strength and skills of its Scottish workforce. This news provides a significant boost to the local economy."

The online retailer already has a sizeable presence in Scotland and in January, announced that it would create 950 jobs in Scotland: 750 jobs in Dunfermline and 200 jobs in Gourock.

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