The new job creation follows the announcement of the 2021 Top Employer accreditation for Amazon in Italy, which validates the quality of the work environment and human resources programs offered to Amazon employees in Italy. The Top Employer certification is granted to Amazon for all its activities in Italy, including those linked to the amazon.it website, logistics activities, cloud services with Amazon Web Services, etc. This new certification highlights Amazon’s initiatives to enable employees to start and develop their careers in a fulfilling work environment.
“From linguists to engineers, from internship opportunities to director roles, Amazon guarantees everyone a quality work environment, training and upskilling opportunities and career plans.”
“Digital acceleration is an opportunity for the Country to restart and we want to bring our contribution,” says Mariangela Marseglia, Country Manager of Amazon.it and Amazon.es. "Investing in the digitization of the Country means creating shared conditions for growth through the creation of quality job and empowering training for our employees and for Italian small and medium-sized enterprises to sustain their success in Italy and abroad.
"The new jobs that we will create during the year are an opportunity both for career changers and for people whose jobs are at risk due to the crisis, as we are open to all kinds of talents and qualifications. From linguists to engineers, from internship opportunities to director roles, Amazon guarantees everyone a quality work environment, training and upskilling opportunities and career plans. Our talent management practices enabled us to secure the Top Employer Italia 2021 certification for all our activities in Italy, from logistics to development centers.”
Amazon offers excellent pay, excellent benefits and excellent opportunities for career growth, all while working in a safe, modern work environment. In operations, the entry gross monthly salary of €1,550 is one of the highest in the logistics industry.
These positions also offer great career and upskilling opportunities, including innovative programs like Career Choice, which pre-pays 95% of tuition and books for courses chosen by employees, up to 8,000 euros over four years, and industry-leading parental leave programs. Career Choice has helped over 40,000 employees in 14 countries pursue qualifications both inside and outside of Amazon. Amazon offers special opportunities for young people to get a good professional start too. In 2021, the company will be recruiting 80 new apprentices into a range of operational roles.
“Over the last decade, Amazon has become one of the most significant job creators in Italy,” commented Stefano Perego, VP EU Customer Fulfillment Amazon. “However, our commitment is not just about numbers - at Amazon, we put the wellbeing of our people at the center of our business, offering stable and well-paid professional opportunities for all. Diversity and inclusion are an essential part of our business, and we recruit people with all types of experience and education, offering valuable opportunities for professional growth.”
Stefano Perego added: “The safety and well-being of our employees has always been our top priority. That’s why we continue to invest in technologies and training for our people. And, as we introduce new advanced technologies to support our employees, we continue to hire and provide great jobs to people and communities that need them.”
This year Amazon will open two fulfilment centers in Novara and Cividate al Piano (BG) along with another sortation center in Spilamberto (MO), and has already announced the opening of several delivery stations across Italy. Amazon also recently unveiled its European Innovation Lab in Vercelli, designed to develop and deploy new technologies to keep its employees even safer and enhance their wellbeing.
With this new hiring drive, the company is looking for employees in a broad range of roles. From the picking, packing and shipping of goods, to marketing, finance and research into future technologies. The range of qualifications is broad: some of the activities do not require a formal qualification, others require extensive experience in cutting-edge research. University graduates and young professionals can also apply - for example, for one of the numerous positions for brand specialists or marketplace account managers who advise brand manufacturers or Italian SMBs and maintain relationships with them.
"I didn't expect that my degree in biotechnology could open the doors of the Amazon Development Centre in Turin but I wanted to work there and so I sent my CV" reports Elisa Reale, Research Scientist at Amazon Development Centre in Turin. "My profile was very different from what was requested in the job description but as soon as I arrived, I realized there was nothing strange. One of the strengths of Amazon is the knowledge that different points of view and different backgrounds help to innovate. Studying sciences allowed me to develop soft skills such as learning speed, adaptability, mental flexibility that were appreciated in the selection phase."
Riccardo Silva, Operations Manager at the Castel San Giovanni (Piacenza) Fulfillment Center said: “I started at Amazon eight years ago as a warehouse worker. Over the years, I gained new skills and did a number of different jobs that have brought me to where I am today, managing an area of the facility. Amazon is a company that is on the move, and allows you to grow right along with it. They give each one of us the chance to make a difference and be part of the change at hand.
“Personally, I feel lucky to had the opportunity to attend an apprenticeship with Amazon, because that is what I love to do since I was a child. I recommend to all those who love this field, the world of mechanics and RME technicians, if they have the opportunity, to try it, for personal growth and a future perspective, to develop new ideas, learn about new technologies and share the acquired knowledge with everyone,“ said Giulio Petrace, mechatronics apprentice at Sortation Center in Casirate D’Adda.
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