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Amazon to create 15,000 jobs in Europe this year

Amazon has announced its plans to create 15,000 new full-time jobs in Europe this year. It would mean the European-based workforce of the US retail giant will grow from over 50,000 today to more than 65,000 by the end of the year.

Last year, Amazon already created over 10,000 jobs in Europe, letting its workforce grow from 40,000 to 50,000 by the end of December. Now it has plans to create more than 15,000 additional full-time jobs in Europe. “These new job opportunities are for people across many European countries and with all types of experience, education and skill levels—from engineers and software developers to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training”, the company explains.

Amazon fulfillment centers in Europe

Many new jobs are meant for the new fulfillment centers that have been announced over the past several months and are currently under construction in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. But aside from the direct job creation, the company also says Amazon businesses like Marketplace, Amazon Web Services and Kindle Direct Publishing continue to create thousands of jobs for people across Europe who want to start and run their own business.

“We continue to invest heavily across Europe in fulfillment, customer service, cloud technology, research and development, machine learning, advanced logistics and much more”, said Xavier Garambois, Vice President of Amazon EU Retail. In Europe, Amazon operates over 100 offices, fulfilment centers, development centers, seller and customer service centers and AWS datacenter regions.

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