An additional 18,000 indirect jobs have been created in Spain including those working for small and medium size companies selling on Amazon.
Amazon has invested 2.9€ billion* between 2011 and 2018.
Madrid, December 18, 2019 – Amazon announced today that in 2019 it created 2,200 new jobs, bringing its current permanent workforce in Spain to 7,000 employees. These new roles are for workers of all backgrounds and education levels, including entry-level positions in operations, software developers and engineers, business development, data scientists and machine-learning professionals, as well as cloud experts and solution architects working at Amazon Web Services, which has recently announced a new AWS European Region (Spain) to be operational in a couple of years’ time.
In addition to the people the company hires, a recent study commissioned by Amazon to the strategy and economics consulting firm Keystone estimates that companies in its supply chain, including, for example, building, property and professional services, generated an additional 8,600 indirect jobs in Spain by end 2018. On top, there are more than 8,000 Spanish small and medium size businesses selling on Amazon´s marketplace who employ 10,000 people.
“The trust we´ve received from Spanish customers since day one and the relentless hard work of our people are the perfect combination that keeps fueling our efforts to go far and beyond our most optimistic expectations” highlighted Mariangela Marseglia, VP and Country Manager for Italy and Spain. “All in all, our investment in the country and the work of the thousands of Spanish companies selling on Amazon, most of them SMEs, are translating into jobs for well over 25,000 people”.
Since Amazon began its business activities in 2011 in Spain, the company has invested 2.9 € billion up until end 2018. This includes investments in infrastructure and facilities, shipping and transportation, salaries and benefits for employees, as well as other logistics expenses. Amazon´s network in Spain encompasses more than 20 different sites, including fulfillment and sort centers, delivery stations, corporate offices and software development hubs focused on areas such as reading technology, machine learning and AI.
Competitive Pay, Comprehensive Benefits and Training Programs for Spanish Employees
Amazon offers industry-leading benefits such as private medical insurance, life assurance, an employee discount, as well as a company pension plan. Amazon also offers fulfillment centers’ associates an innovative program called Career Choice that 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.
Amazon has been recognized by Universum in 2018 and 2019 as one of the "Most Attractive Employers in Spain" (4th position in the ranking of IT students this year) and #2 in YouGov´s “Workers´Choice 2019 Best Brand” ranking. To explore job opportunities at Amazon, visit www.amazon.jobs.
*Note for editors: Direct investments includes all Capex, Opex and shipping costs in the period 2010-2018. Amazon invested €2.9 BN in that period with an increase of €900 MM in 2018 alone.