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Amazon announces 1,000 new jobs in Manchester

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Online shopping giant Amazon is to create 1,000 new jobs at a centre in Manchester.

The new centre will open in Autumn this year and the jobs will be created over the next three years, the company has announced.

Posts will include engineers, computing staff, human resources and operations managers.

This latest announcement is part of the company's plans to create 2,500 jobs this year - bringing its total workforce to 14,500.

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First kids' tablet allows parents to control screen time

Amazon is soon to launch its first ever tablet aimed at kids - the Fire HD Kids Edition.

As well as featuring a more robust build, the tablet gives parents options to help manage screen time and encourage learning goals.

Amazon's Fire HD Kids Edition. Credit: Amazon/Business Wire

The tablet also has the option of blocking in-app payments - avoiding the headache of children racking up bills via online games.

Amazon says it also comes with over 5,000 books, movies, TV episodes, educational apps, and games.

Prices start at $149 (£92) but there are no confirmed plans to launch the product in the UK yet.

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