EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Amazon

Company/Organisation:
Amazon

Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands
Region: Groot-Amsterdam; Noord-Holland; West-Nederland
Location of affected unit(s): Schiphol

Company

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: 26-01-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

Amazon, the US-based tech and online retail company, has announced the creation of 200 new permanent jobs. Amazon will open its first 'delivery station' near Schiphol Airport. 

The 8,500 square meters delivery station will just be used to sort parcel and will not serve as a warehouse for Amazon's products. So far, deliveries in the Netherlands were sorted at delivery stations in France and Germany, but with online sales increasing rapidly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the distribution network needs to be expanded. The delivery station will mainly be used to sort deliveries in the Amsterdam area, as orders have increased most in this region. However, analysts predict that this may just be the first step in the Netherlands and delivery stations in other regions may follow soon. 

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