Amazon announced the creation of 2,000 new jobs in Spain in 2022, bringing its total workforce to 20,000 permanent employees. The company is currently recruiting people from all backgrounds and education levels. These include over 500 people in tech roles ranging from software developers, engineers, data scientists and machine-learning professionals through to cloud experts and solution architects for Amazon Web Services.
“We are incredibly proud to be able to continue offering such a wide variety of professional opportunities to thousands of people in Spain. But we want to go further: on one hand, we have pledged to permanently employ 25,000 people by 2025 and we are on the right path to achieve it; at the same time, we strive to become Earth's best employer. It’s an ambition we take very seriously, and it informs every aspect of how we engage with and support people who work for us,” highlighted Mariangela Marseglia, VP and Country Manager for Amazon in Italy and Spain.
Based on the current growth forecast, Amazon will become one of the top 10 companies with the highest number of employees in Spain1, all with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package from day one, including a retirement savings plan and health insurance. What’s more, by the end of 2021, Amazon had contributed to providing jobs to well over 100,000 people in Spain including in indirect positions across its supply chain, such as in building, property and professional services, but also people working for the 12,000 Spanish SMEs that currently sell on Amazon's stores. Many of the jobs Amazon created in 2021 were in high-skills, high-demand professions such as software development, information technology and engineering.
All kinds of jobs for all kinds of people
Amazon just launched the campaign #SeasComoSeas, encouraging people to discover their fit among the company's enormous variety of positions. Based on a quick analysis of their personality, available online on www.seascomoseas.com, people can identify their professional strengths and explore the job options that suit them best.
“At Amazon we offer all kinds of jobs for all kinds of people, from those starting their careers with fewer skills to people with doctorate-level qualifications, from graduates and apprentices to people with decades of experience. There’s a potential role for everyone at Amazon, from our corporate headquarters to our fashion studio, research and development hubs and customer service centers to our operations sites. In the last couple of years, the company has created an average of more than 100 permanent jobs per week, all across the country, and all of them with competitive pay and a full benefits package from day one,” states Fred Pattje, director of Amazon Customer Fulfillment in Spain, France and Italy.
Amazon offers industry-leading benefits such as private medical insurance, employee discount, as well as a company pension plan. Amazon also offers fulfillment center permanent employees an innovative program called Career Choice, which provides funding for adult education, offering to pre-pay 95% of tuition and associated fees for nationally recognized courses, up to €8,000 over four years.
In 2021 and 2022, Amazon received the Top Employer certification in Spain, in recognition of its diverse and inclusive work environment, our professional development opportunities and the training programs we are offering to employees. Amazon has also been named the most attractive company to work for in the digital economy according to the 2022 Randstad Employer Brand Research [ES] surveying 10,000 people in Spain, and earlier this year, the company was appointed by LinkedIn as one of the best companies to work.
To explore job opportunities at Amazon, visit www.amazon.jobs.
1 According to 2020-2021 data provided by Informa BD