EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Spain
Location of affected unit(s): Rubí (Barcelona) and Leganés (Madrid)


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: 7000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-06-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 22-09-2020
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

US e-commerce company Amazon has announced the opening of two new logistics centres next fall in Spain, specifically in Rubí (Barcelona) and Leganés (Madrid), creating 100 permanent jobs in each center (200 in total), while providing delivery services through external workers. These centres will have around 25,000 square meters of floorspace each. This announcement comes after the company announced the creation of 600 permanent positions in 2019 and 1,200 in 2020 (200 in Murcia and 1,000 in Seville).