EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

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


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.91 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet
Group: Amazon

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 08-03-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 08-03-2021
Foreseen End Date: 31-10-2021
Planned Job Creation: 120

Additional Information

As announced on 8 March 2021, the US retail giant Amazon will be opening a new distribution centre in Schkeuditz in autumn 2021 which will create 120 new jobs. The new centre will act as a stopover for parcels arriving from Amazon’s own logistic centres which will be picked up by local delivery drivers for the parcels’ final delivery.  

In 2020, Amazon already opened its first regional air freight centre in the same region at Leipzig-Halle airport.  

Amazon has 16,000 employees nationwide.