EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): countries across Europe


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

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-02-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 20-02-2017
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2017
Planned Job Creation: 15000

Additional Information

US online retailer Amazon has announced its plans to create 15,000 new full time positions in Europe during 2017. The company currently employs over 50,000 people in Europe, having more than 100 offices. The company will recruit in many European countries both highly skilled and unskilled workers.

The vice president of Amazon EU Retail, Xavier Garambois, stated that the recruitment is a result of the important investments in new infrastructure and employment opportunities which will ensure the continuous growth. On Monday 20th February, the company announced that 1,500 of the new positions will be based in France; and 1,000 in Czech Republic.