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

2,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
3 July 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Internet sales giant Amazon has announced that it will create 2,000 new jobs across the UK in 2019. The locations and the nature of the roles have not been specified, though it is understood that some of the roles will be in the distribution centres and others will be in software development. The Chancellor of the Exchequer commented that the new jobs are a sign of confidence in the UK in the face of uncertain times. It has however been noted that the latest increases are well below previous years, most notably 2017, when 5,000 new jobs were created. Critics of the business continue to raise questions about the working conditions experienced by the staff in the warehousing operations.



Eurofound (2019), Amazon, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 98178, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98178.