EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Thüringen
Location of affected unit(s): Erfurt


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: 4000
Group: Zalando

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 24-07-2013
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 25-07-2013
Planned Job Creation: 500

Additional Information

Zalando, a German mail order company, profits from an increase in orders of shoes, textiles and sporting goods; it will therefore create 500 new jobs at its main logistics centre in Erfurt (Thuringia). Erfurt is said to have an excellent location for reaching Zalando's 14 destination countries. The workforce will increase from 1,500 to 2,000 employees within the next couple of months.