EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Leipziger Land; Leipzig; Sachsen
Location of affected unit(s): Leipzig-Halle


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: 05-11-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 05-11-2020
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

As announced on 5 November 2020, the US retail giant Amazon has created 200 jobs with the opening of its regional air freight centre at Leipzig-Halle airport. At this new centre, parcels will be sorted, and airplanes and trucks will be loaded and unloaded. Amazon intends to prepare two airplanes for departure daily at Leipzig-Halle, adding to its 70 other worldwide operating airplanes. Saxony's prime minister and the director of the airport welcomed the step.

Amazon has already 1,500 employees in the city of Leipzig and 16,000 nationwide.  For further Amazon restructuring cases, please see Amazon 2018 - DE, Amazon 2019 - DE and Amazon 2019 - DE.