365,000 e-commerce jobs to be created in the UK

Around 365,000 e-commerce jobs could be created in the UK by 2015, predicts Google. Author: Joe Elvin

Around 365,000 e-commerce jobs could be created in the UK by 2015, predicts Google.

Sources from the search engine company claim that the boom in e-commerce could do a lot to calm the recession in Great Britain as more online firms continue to expand.

It was predicted that many entrepreneurs would be investing in online payment solutions for the first time as well.

Google made its job creation predictions based on the current forecasts of GDP in the UK between 2011 – 2015.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Google vice-president Phillip Schlinder added that the figure of 365,000 may even be a bit on the conservative side.

He said: “The internet is the biggest driver of export opportunity you will find over the next decades, it opens up fantastic opportunities exactly for the mittelstand, exactly for companies who do not have 100 per cent of the resources to globalise as the super-large companies have.”

“We know from a data perspective that for every pound that is imported the UK exports close to £3 in e-commerce goods and services so the UK is already doing relatively well in that sector but the ratio could be significantly higher.”

According to Mail Online, Schlinder added that the UK government could assist the e-commerce boom by ensuring that the UK has access to as high quality broadband access as possible.

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