How to buy iPhone 13 now Emmys 2021: How to watch Grimes reveals what her son calls her FDA panel rejects Pfizer booster plan for general public SpaceX Inspiration4 mission

Amazon hiring 2K workers for Alexa, drone projects

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

amazon-logo-1

Amazon is expanding its UK workforce.

Ben Fox Rubin/CNET

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.

Now playing: Watch this: As Amazon pushes into AI smarts, worries about job losses...
2:24

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