EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Legnicki; Dolnoslaskie; Poludniowo-Zachodni
Location of affected unit(s): Okmiany


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: 15-07-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 15-07-2019
Foreseen End Date: 14-01-2021
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

The American online retailer Amazon has announced that it will create over 1,000 jobs at its new distribution centre in Okmiany near Bolesławiec within the next 18 months. The recruitment process has already started; currently, the company is looking for warehouse staff, managers, engineers, HR and IT specialists. The unit, with an area of 60,000 m2, will be the third Amazon’s investment in the region of Lower Silesia. The company employs about 4,000 people in the region.

Amazon, the world’s largest e-commerce company, currently employs around 647,500 employees worldwide. Amazon has been operating in Poland since 2014 and has five distribution centres across the country.