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Amazon to Hire 2,000 in U.K. for Latest Technology Ventures

  • 170 new engineers to develop Alexa, Prime Air, Video Service
  • New hires bring Amazon’s U.K. workforce to almost 30,000
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Amazon.com Inc. is set to hire more than 2,000 workers in the U.K., including engineers, software developers and data scientists, to develop its latest technology ventures.

The Seattle-based tech giant’s U.K. workforce will total almost 30,000 people by the end of the year, and will include cloud and machine learning experts, corporate roles and fulfillment and delivery workers, the company said Wednesday in a statement. Of the new jobs, 170 workers will be based at Amazon’s development centers in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London, which specialize in technologies such as the voice-recognition tool Alexa and drone-delivery service Prime Air, among other projects.