Amazon to create 900 jobs in Edinburgh

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Leading online retailer, Amazon, has announced that it will establish a new customer service centre in the Capital – an investment that will create 500 permanent and 400 temporary jobs.

The news has been welcomed by many, including leader of Edinburgh City Council, Jenny Dawe, who said:

“Today’s announcement further underlines Edinburgh’s global reputation as being a great place to do business.

“Clearly the calibre of our workforce has been a major deciding factor for Amazon – as it was for Virgin Money, Tesco Bank and many others before it – but I’m sure the wonderful, and quite unique, quality of life on offer here will also have been a consideration.

I’m sure Amazon will get on very well with their new, high-profile neighbours in Waverley Gate, which, I am delighted to say, is now almost completely let.”

The Scottish Conservatice Economy Spokesperson, Gavin Brown MSP, said:

“Following on from the jobs that will be created in Dunfermline and Gourock, Amazon’s announcement today is a huge boost for Edinburgh.

 

“Our capital city is a great place to do business and Amazon clearly recognises this. We will only get through these tough economic times if we grow the private sector to create the jobs of the future.”