Amazon has announced it will open a new and bigger Spanish headquarters. This 12,000 square meters building will be located in Madrid’s upcoming business district of Méndez Álvaro. It will host Amazon’s current 400 corporate employees as well as provide capacity for over 1,000 employees.
Plans are to open the new Spanish headquarters in the summer of 2017. The new building should offer the American company more space for employees. “We have already hired hundreds of highly talented people here and we are looking forward to hiring hundreds more”, says François Nuyts, Vice President Amazon Spain & Italy. He sees the new HQ as part of the ongoing investment in Spain. “Ecommerce continues to grow rapidly and more and more Spanish families chose Amazon.es as their preferred shopping site.”
The new headquarters of Amazon in Spain will be easily accessible by public transportation or car. The complex will feature a corporate gym, an outdoor leisure patio, a coffee shop and two restaurants.
Amazon is hiring in Spain
Currently, more than 900 people work at Amazon, whether it’s at its corporate offices or its fulfilment centers. The retail company is now looking to fill over 80 positions in Madrid. It’s looking for software development engineers, vendor managers, project manager, financial analysts and more.
About Amazon in Spain
Amazon launched its Spanish ecommerce website Amazon.es in 2011. One year later, the company established its headquarters in 2012, while last month, it opened its Southern European tech hub in Madrid. Amazon also operates a fulfilment center in San Fernando de Henares, which is currently in expansion, and it has recently announced the construction of a logistics cite in Barcelona, which will create 1,500 new jobs in the next three years. This fulfilment center is expected to operate in the fall of 2017.