The online retailer now has 13 fulfilment centres in the country.
The company said that these newly created jobs in Bristol are in addition to the 5,000 jobs that it is creating this year. Those new roles that were announced in July are to be based across three others new fulfillment centres in Tilbury, Doncaster and Daventry, in addition to being based at its offices in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London.
There will also be several full-time jobs created at Amazon’s fashion photography studio in Shoreditch. In total, Amazon will have a UK workforce of 24,000 by the year’s end.
The announcement might be sending a statement to the government about the company’s tax bill that saw it paying just £7.4 million in spite of UK profits of in excess of £7 billion. It is also a sign that Brexit has not changed Amazon’s relationship with the UK or its ability to hire staff.
Doug Gurr, Amazon UK country manager, said in a statement: “We are creating thousands of new UK jobs including hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities as we continue to innovate for our customers and provide them with even faster delivery, more selection and better value.”