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Amazon hiring 2K workers for Alexa, drone projects

The e-commerce giant is hiring engineers, data scientists and other workers in the UK.

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Amazon is expanding its UK workforce.

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Amazon wants to hire 2,000 workers in the UK for its newest technology ventures, the company said Wednesday. The jobs include software developers, engineers and data scientists.

The e-commerce giant will have around 30,000 workers in the UK by the end of the year, including cloud and machine learning experts and delivery workers. Amazon's development centers in London, Cambridge, Edinburgh, which are focused on tech like Alexa and Prime Air drone delivery, will get 170 new workers. 

Some workers will also help teams working on Amazon Video and Amazon Web Services.

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First published July 3.
Update, July 8: Adds confirmation from Amazon.