Amazon to create 15,000 new jobs in EU

Amazon has made the announcement that it is to grow its European workforce by 15,000 to more than 65,000 by the end of 2017. This follows the announcement earlier this week that the online giant is to expand its UK workforce by 5,000.

In a statement issued yesterday, Amazon said: “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. Many of the roles will be in new fulfillment centers that have been announced over the past several months and are currently under construction in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and UK. In addition to direct job creation, 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.”

Xavier Garambois, Vice President, Amazon EU Retail, commented: “We continue to invest heavily across Europe in fulfillment, customer service, cloud technology, research and development, machine learning, advanced logistics and much more.”

Amazon operates a pan EU business with over 100 corporate offices, fulfilment centres, seller and customer service centres, and AWS datacentre regions. This number also includes a European network of 15 development centres.

Earlier this week, Apex Insight reported how Amazon plans to expand its UK workforce by 5,000, including at two new fulfilment centres as well as at its new head office in London.
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