Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Via Stalls And Markets Or Other
47.91 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet

2,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
22 January 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


Online retailer Amazon has announced plans to increase its Uk workforce by 2,500 by the end of 2016.  When these jobs are filled the company's UK workforce will top the 14,000 mark. The jobs will be added across all areas of the business including at the 10 warehouses which the company currently operates. New posts will also be added at a new London head office, which is still under construction. Jobs will be created at the three research and development centres which are based in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London. Positions for customer services staff will also be available at the site in Edinburgh. 


  • 22 January 2016: BBC Website
  • 22 January 2016: The Guardian


Eurofound (2016), Amazon, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 86256, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86256.