EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: European Union
Location of affected unit(s): Europe


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: 7600

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-03-2015
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-04-2015
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2015
Planned Job Creation: 2000

Additional Information

German online retailer Zalando announced plans to create 2,000 new jobs by 2015 around Europe. The company wants to grow and increase its market share further, especially in other European countries. It is foreseen that most new positions will be for software developers and mobile technology professionals. Zalando employed approximately 7,600 people at the end of 2014. The decision to increase its staff headcount follows a 26% increase in the company sales in 2014.