EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany


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: 17200

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-07-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 14-07-2019
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2019
Planned Job Creation: 2800

Additional Information

The US online retail giant Amazon confirmed that it will be creating 2,800 new job vacancies until the end of 2019. Amazon is looking for new employees in all branches. Among others, Amazon is looking for new software developer, language specialists, logistic specialists and IT personnel. Amazon wants to increase the number of employees at all of its 35 sites in Germany. The company intends to open the 13th logistics centre in Mönchengladbach.

Amazon expects to have approximately 20,000 employees by the end of 2019.