EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Czechia
Location of affected unit(s): Dobrovíz, Prague


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.91 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet
Number Employed: 3000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-02-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2017
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

US online retailer Amazon has announced it will create up to 1,000 permanent jobs at its two sites (Dobrovíz near Prague and Prague's corporate office) in the Czech Republic during 2017. The company currently employs over 3,000 people in the country. The company will recruit both unskilled and highly educated people. Amazon will provide a monetary contribution of up to CZK 120,000 (EUR 4,440) to employees for any education.

In Europe, the Amazon plans to create a total of 15,000 jobs. This is a record number of employees in one year.