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Amazon to recruit 55,000

Amazon is looking to hire 55,000 staff globally for corporate jobs and roles in robotics, research and engineering.
About 40,000 jobs will be in the US, with 2,500 in the UK and the remainder mostly in India, Germany and Japan.
Chief executive Andy Jassy said Amazon needed more staff to keep pace with expansion of its retail, cloud computing and advertising arms.
"Amazon continues to grow quickly, and relentlessly invent across many areas," he said in a statement.
A large number of the posts are likely to be for the company's new satellite launch programme - Project Kuiper - to widen broadband access.
Amazon said it has already recruited 10,000 people in the UK this year, bringing the workforce to 55,000. More details of the recruitment drive are expected ahead of a planned global Amazon Career Day jobs fair starting on 15 September.
News of the global hiring was first disclosed in an interview Mr Jassy gave with Reuters, one of the first he has given to the media since since taking over from Jeff Bezos this year.
"There are so many jobs during the pandemic that have been displaced or have been altered, and there are so many people who are thinking about different and new jobs," Mr Jassy told the news agency.

Amazon to recruit 55,000 staff for expansion drive - BBC News
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