Amazon: thousands more jobs in Europe

Amazon: thousands more jobs in Europe

Amazon is not sitting on its hands in Europe. After creating over 10,000 new permanent jobs last year, the American retailer wants to create several thousand more new jobs in Europe this year. With the extra manpower it wants to expand its European fulfilment network, increase its research and development here and build new infrastructure.

Amazon revealed 2015 was a record year for job creation by Amazon in Europe, as they created 10,000 new permanent jobs. The retail giant currently employs over 40,000 people across Europe, but there are more to come. It wants to create many new jobs, of which several thousand will be in the UK. With the extra personnel, Amazon wants to expand its fulfilment network and R&D and build new infrastructure to support its cloud-computing business.

Stronger demand from European customers
“We are seeing stronger demand than ever from our customers all across Europe, and we see lots more opportunity across Amazon’s businesses to invent and invest for the future”, said Xavier Garambois, Vice President of Amazon EU Retail. “We plan to create several thousand jobs this year at all education, experience and skill levels, from speech and linguistic scientists to digital media experts to fulfilment center and customer service associates.”

About Amazon in Europe
Amazon already has invested over 15 billion euro since 2010 on infrastructure and operations in Europe. The company operates a pan EU business with over 80 corporate offices, fulfilment centers, seller and customer service centers and R&D centers. It also has two Amazon Web Services datacenter regions in Europe, Frankfurt and Dublin, but it now wants to build an additional one in the UK.