Amazon’s job postings indicate expansion plans across the UK with new merchants, stores etc in 2022, finds GlobalData


Amazon posted around 3,700 jobs in the UK between January 2022 and June 2022, according to data and analytics company GlobalData.

Based on research using GlobalData’s Job Analytics database, Amazon has been expanding and building its business across Europe in H1 2022.

The retail giant is focused on business development and expansion across Europe with initiatives such as with newer merchants, stores, carriers, vendor warehouses, customer service and retail teams. For example, Amazon is looking at building and expanding its Amazon Fresh business across Europe. Additionally, the company is driving a marketing strategy for Amazon Payment Products while also improving customer payment experiences.

The company is also planning to recruit MBA talent across Europe and hiring for other recruiter related roles in core areas such as advertising sales organization, retail vendor recruitment, advertising talent acquisition, and consumer & corporate talent acquisition EMEA et al.

Sherla Sriprada, Business Fundamentals Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The online retail giant’s new job postings in the UK were on the downtrend in the latter part of H1 2022, down 43% in June 2022 over January 2022. Analysis of H1 jobs data saw a slow decline in new job posts, from around 820 jobs in January 2022 to 470 jobs in June 2022.”

The retail giant has also posted jobs around Net Zero initiatives and sustainability, alongside launching its first UK micromobility hub in London, which is intended to support a zero-carbon future for the company. In June 2022, Amazon posted a ‘Net Zero Carbon Initiative Manager, Design & Construction’ role looking at construction initiatives to drive down its carbon intensity. 

Furthermore, Amazon is also looking to hire tech-related roles in the UK to analyse key metrics to help it attain carbon neutrality by 2040. One example is the ‘Sr. Business Intelligence Engineer, Amazon Transportation Services Sustainability, Amazon Transportation Services’ role.

Sriprada concludes: “According to GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics database, based on the annual reports filed since 2016, Amazon employed around 341,400 full-time and part-time employees globally by the end of December 2016 and these increased to 1,608,000 full-time and part-time employees by the end of December 2021. 

“In addition to the following news the company is planning to post more than 4,000 new jobs in the UK by the end of this year and seems to be planning to hire for its new warehouses in Wakefield and Knowsley. GlobalData’s Job Analytics database notes that the company has posted around 200 jobs in the UK for fulfilment centres* between January 2022 and June 2022.”

*This search is based on fulfilment centre as a keyword in job descriptions.

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