Amazon today announced plans to open an additional building in Getafe. This site, which is located in an existing building of over 55.000 square meters (approximately 7 football fields) will, over the next three years, create 500 new roles. The site will open in the fall 2017 and support the growing number of independent small and medium businesses selling on Amazon and using Fulfilment by Amazon.

Amazon Employees receive a very attractive salary, benefits package, and career progression opportunities.

All Amazon employees will receive a very attractive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including private medical insurance, a company pension plan, life assurance and employee discount. Amazon also runs an innovative programme called Career Choice that provides employees funding for adult education, offering to pre-pay 95% of tuition and associated fees for nationally recognised courses, up to 8.000 euros over four years.

“2017 marks the five-year-anniversary of Amazon beginning to create jobs in the logistics sector in Spain,” said Fred Pattje, Operations Director for Spain and Italy. “Within that time span, we’ve helped thousands of small and medium business reach customers through Amazon website and launched benefits for Amazonians such as Career Choice, a program hundreds of Amazonian have participated in to go back to study. We have also continued to increase the speed of delivery to customers in Spain by adding new sites to our European network. We’re excited to open this new building in Getafe creating more than 500 jobs in the next three years. We would like to thank the Getafe authorities for their professional and timely support.”

“The bet Amazon has made for Getafe makes our city a reference for business and employment. The economic effect and job creation will directly impact the municipality, so I can only congratulate all the local technicians and the rest of people who with their work have made this reality possible," says the mayor of Getafe, Sara Hernández.

More than half of the items sold on Amazon worldwide are from small businesses and entrepreneurs that offer their products through Amazon Marketplace, many of whom also choose to use Fulfillment by Amazon as a way of making their items Prime eligible.

Investing in Spain
Amazon’s fulfilment network in Spain includes the San Fernando de Henares (Madrid) Fulfilment Centre, the company’s first logistics site in Spain, which started operations in 2012, a year after the launch of, and a site in Castellbisbal (Barcelona) dedicated to Amazon Pantry, the new service that allows customers to buy thousands of their everyday essentials at everyday sizes with no minimum purchase. The company will open a fulfilment centre in El Prat (Barcelona) this fall, as well as another one in Martorelles (Barcelona) by autumn 2017. Furthermore, Amazon is operating two urban fulfilment centres in Madrid and Barcelona to provide ultra-fast deliveries to its Prime customers in these cities through its Prime Now service. Amazon recently announced the opening of two new delivery stations in Getafe (Madrid) and Paterna (Valencia) to strengthen delivery services for customers and sellers.

On top of these investments in its European logistics network located in Spain, Amazon opened its corporate offices in Spain in 2012 and has also selected Madrid to establish its Tech Hub in South Europe to both support Amazon Business, the company’s B2B marketplace, and develop customer-facing features and services for its 5 European websites. In March the company announced it will create an additional 500 jobs until 2019 by opening in Barcelona its Seller Support Hub, a multilingual team dedicated to assist small businesses from France, Italy and Spain selling on Amazon Marketplace.

Combining all full-time positions across its different businesses Amazon plans to grow its Spain-based workforce from over 1,000 permanent employees today to more than 1,600 by the end of 2017.

Small businesses and entrepreneurs selling on Amazon come from every state in the U.S., and from more than 130 different countries around the world.

Amazon holds public tours of its fulfilment centre in Madrid. For more information, visit: Madrid FC.

About Amazon
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfilment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services launched by Amazon.

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