back to article Hey, hipsters. Amazon has 'space' for 450 new R&D roles in Shoreditch

Amazon today announced it plans to "double" its R&D roles in the UK capital. However, it won't say when all of the new roles will be recruited. Amazon, like Google and Microsoft, has been recruiting in London. CEO Jeff Bezos announced earlier this year that his biz hopes to create 5,000 jobs in the UK by 2017's end, increasing …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Don't you mean...

    Shoreditch on Mumbai?

    only failed or expired H1B holders can apply.

  2. JimmyPage Silver badge

    First job ?

    Fix Amazons crappy filter system.

  3. John Smith 19 Gold badge

    "the count of permanent employees to 24,000."

    and the number of temps in their fulfillment warehouses to about 100 000?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "the count of permanent employees to 24,000."

      Sorry to say, but standard practice across the cut-throat retail sector - Unskilled are purely seen as pipeline enablers, that can be wound up and domain to suit demand.. Consider it the physical equivalent of cloud..

      Personally I've no opinion on it.. but it is what it is.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    not being cynical but...

    ... is this some line by the company that helps pursuade/makes the uk gov not press for more tax, etc, by promising jobs, that actaully never materiaise.... carrot on a stick stylee. put another way, sounds like someone said: promise them jobs and they will go away. how many jobs? (asks how many we already got? - 450). licks finger, promptly forgets last sentence and says, how about 450...

  5. Anonymous Coward

    R&D roles in Shoreditch. Don't make me laugh...

    The only R&D those man-bun wearing, oiled twat-beard sporting, fixie-riding, manbag-toting cock-wombles who work in Shoreditch know how to do Is where to get their next coffee from. My iPad's autocorrect even wants to correct' Shoreditch' to 'Sliver of piss'. Frickin' monkey spankers.

    1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

      Re: R&D roles in Shoreditch. Don't make me laugh...

      Now, now - don't hide behind innuendo and hyperbolic phrases; speak your mind and tell us how you really feel.

      1. horse of a different color

        Re: R&D roles in Shoreditch. Don't make me laugh...

        I think he doesn't like Shoreditch, or hipsters. I'm good at reading between the lines.

  6. Zmodem

    if times are real bad or i need a refresher, i'll stick to driving a fork lift in the winter

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