Amazon created upwards of 10,000 new permanent European jobs in 2015 – making it a “record year” for job creation. The online retailer aims to create “several thousand more new jobs” this year.
According to the online retailer, it has spent over €15 billion in Europe since 2010 on infrastructure and operations for fulfilment and customer service, AWS data centre regions, research and development. This year, Amazon is investing in the expansion of its European fulfilment network, increasing EU-based research and development, and building new infrastructure to support its growing cloud-computing business, among other initiatives.
“We are seeing stronger demand than ever from our customers all across Europe, and we see lots more opportunity across Amazon’s business to invent and invest for the future,” said Xavier Garambois, vice president, Amazon EU Retail.
“We created over 10,000 new jobs in 2015 and plan to create several thousand more in 2016 at all education, experience and skill levels, from speech and linguistic scientists to digital media experts to fulfilment centre and customer service associates.”