Amazon is to create over 2,000 new full-time positions in Germany by the end of the year bringing the number of Amazon Germany employees to 16,500. The new positions are open to people with different qualifications and professional experience - from engineers to software developers to job starters and trainees. Many of the new jobs are emerging in the newly announced Fulfillment Centres as well as in Amazon’s offices and Development Centres.
These new jobs in Germany are part of more than 15,000 full-time jobs to be created throughout Europe in 2017 - a new recruitment record for Amazon within one year. Amazon has more than 100 offices in Europe, including Fulfilment Centres, Sales and Customer Service centers, AWS data centers and a European network of 15 Research and Development departments. These include the development of innovations for various areas of the company, such as web pages, apps, digital media, devices, software (such as voice recognition technologies), Prime Air and Cloud services.
"With innovative services such as Prime Now’s one hour delivery, Alexa voice recognition, and cloud solutions for business partners, Amazon offers exciting new jobs for people with different skills and professional experiences such as logistical experts, linguists, software developers or apprentices, "says Ralf Kleber, Country Manager Amazon.de. In addition to positions in the company, more and more German companies, craftsmen and start-ups are using Amazon Marketplace to make their business successful worldwide. The export turnover of German traders, who use Amazon Marketplace, amounted to almost €2 billion last year.
Amazon continues to invest in new infrastructure and jobs in Germany. In this way, we ensure that we continue to innovate for our customers.
"Amazon continues to invest in new infrastructure and jobs in Germany. In this way, we ensure that we continue to innovate for our customers," says Roy Perticucci, Vice President of EU Operations Amazon EU Sàrl. "We have already begun filling the new positions. All employees earn at the upper end of the industry-standard payment - in addition to numerous additional services. I am looking forward to our new colleagues joining our Fulfilment Centres in 2017."
Amazon’s Career Choice program helps train employees for in-demand jobs at Amazon and other companies. The program pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a future career at Amazon. Over 2,000 European employees have participated in Career Choice and more are signing up every day.
Empowerment Programs and Indirect Job Creation
In addition to empowering its own employees to innovate and achieve their professional and personal dreams, Amazon offers a series of programs that empower people outside the company and create thousands of additional jobs in Europe. Amazon’s Marketplace business fuels more than 175,000 jobs in Europe for people who’ve started or are growing their own businesses by selling on Amazon. Examples of Amazon Marketplace success stories can be found click here.
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Amazon Web Services gives anyone – from startups to fast-growing businesses like Airbnb and Pinterest to established enterprises like GE and McDonalds – access to virtually unlimited compute power, storage, and other IT resources, making it faster and less expensive to launch and grow new businesses. Since its inception, AWS has empowered millions of businesses, like these launch, grow and create jobs across Europe and around the world.
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