According to an announcement today, Amazon is all set to grow its Europe-based workforce from its current 50,000 plus to more than 65,000 by the end of this year.
Amazon’s unique “Career Choice” program has attracted more than 2,000 European employees till date, with its scheme of pre-paying 95% of tuition for degrees in high-demand occupations such as information technology, mechanical and electrical trades, nursing, accountancy and transport planning.
As well as direct full-time employment, Amazon businesses such as Marketplace, Amazon Web Services and Kindle Direct Publishing are still endeavoring to generate more and more employment for people across Europe looking to start and run their own business.
According to last year’s stats, Amazon created more than 10,000 jobs in Europe, expanding its workforce of 40,000 employees at the beginning of 2016 to over 50,000 by the time December came to an end.
Today, the company announced that it plans to go even further, and generate more than 15,000 additional full-time jobs in Europe by the end of the year. These new job opportunities are aimed at people across many European countries and with all types of experience, education and skill levels—from engineers and software developers, to those looking to get in on entry-level positions and on-the-job training.
Many job postings feature work in new fulfillment centers that have been announced over the past few months and are currently in the process of being built in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and UK. Xavier Garambois, Vice President, Amazon EU Retail, commented:
We continue to invest heavily across Europe in fulfillment, customer service, cloud technology, research and development, machine learning, advanced logistics and much more. With these investments comes an ever-increasing number of new job opportunities. We look forward to welcoming a record number of new team members who will join our existing talented workforce in focusing every day on innovating and inventing to continually raise the bar on customer experience.
Amazon is running a pan-EU business with well over 100 corporate offices, fulfilment centres, seller and customer service centres, and AWS datacenter regions, including a European network of 15 development centres which are inventing in areas across the company including the Amazon retail website and mobile apps, digital media, devices and device software like voice recognition technology, Prime Air, and cloud services.
Roy Perticucci, Vice President Europe Customer Fulfillment, said:
Across Europe, Amazon is continuing to invest in new infrastructure and employment opportunities to ensure we continue to grow and meet the needs of our customers. We are creating job opportunities with choice and flexibility that appeal to the widest range of individuals, from those that want a full working week to those that just want to work for a few hours. All our jobs offer competitive salaries and benefits packages and I am pleased to be welcoming more people to our operations in 2017.