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Amazon to create 600 'Silicon Valley jobs' with new Manchester office

The jobs will be in software development, machine learning and R&D. Credit: PA

600 new jobs are being created in Manchester as Amazon announces plans to open a new office in the city.

The new site will be in the Hanover Building in the Northern Quarter, offering jobs in software development, machine learning and R&D.

It's part of a plan to create 1000 jobs across the country.

Doug Gurr, Amazon's UK country manager, said: "With the UK taking a leading role in our global innovation, we are delighted to announce plans to create capacity for over 1,000 new highly-skilled roles across the country.

These are Silicon Valley jobs in Britain, and further cement our long-term commitment to the UK.

– Doug Gurr