EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France


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: 7500

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 02-07-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-07-2019
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2019
Planned Job Creation: 1800

Additional Information

Online retailer Amazon has announced the recruitment of 1,800 employees by end 2019. About 500 positions will be created in a new warehouse site at Bretigny-sur-Orge (Essone) that will open this summer. Further 1,300 positions will be created in the coming months at Amazon's other 20 sites in France. This will bring its workforce to more than 9,300 people employed in France by the end of the year. Amazon is looking for a wide variety of profiles and does not require a degree in logistics or previous experience. Managerial positions are also sought.

In May 2018, Amazon already announced the creation of 500 positions in its  new warehouse site at Senlis (Oise). In February 2017, the company announced the creation of 1,500 positions in France by the end of 2017. Job creations were recorded six times since 2007: 200 positions in 2007, 250 in 2010400 in 20122,500 in 2014450 in September 2016 and 250 in November 2016. In 4 years, the group has grown from 3,000 to 9,000 employees in France.