EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Amazon

Company/Organisation:
Amazon

Geographic Location

Country: European Union
Location of affected unit(s): Poland, Czech Republic

Company

Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
52.1 - Warehousing and storage
Number Employed: 88400

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 07-10-2013
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2014
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2017
Planned Job Creation: 6400

Additional Information

Online retailer Amazon has recently revealed its plans to create 6,400 new jobs in Poland and the Czech Republic, in response to growing demand in Europe.

As announced, the company is planning to open by the second half of 2014 two new logistics centres in the Czech Republic and two new logistics centres in Poland.

Amazon, the world’s largest e-commerce company, with headquarters in Seattle, US, currently employs around 88,400 staff worldwide.