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Audible opens Paris studios

Paris, September 27, 2019 - Audible, world’s leading producer and distributor of audiobooks and other spoken-word content, opened its new studios in Paris on September 27, 2019. Located in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, Audible Studios will host recordings of Audible Originals titles and Audible productions.

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‘Amazon Future Engineer’ Launches in the UK to Help Children and Young Adults from Low-Income Backgrounds Build Careers in Computer Science

New research shows the UK needs 21,000 more computer science graduates every year, or the economy faces losing up to £33bn a year by 2030 Programme includes support for over 200 careers specialists and 50 computer science teachers, free robotics workshops for 10,000 primary school children and a free online coding lesson.
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    Amazon and its partners announced the first Fire TV Edition Smart-TVs and Soundbars for Germany and Austria
    Amazon and Grundig introduced the world's first Fire TV Edition smart TV with far-field voice control and the first Fire TV Edition smart TV with OLED technology // Amazon and MediaMarktSaturn announce plans for a Fire TV Edition smart TV line-up // Amazon and Anker Innovations announced the Nebula Soundbar - Fire TV Edition, offering cinematic entertainment with integrated Fire TV experience.
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    Amazon Prime members enjoy expanded Prime Now selection in Rome
    Prime members in Rome continue to enjoy ultra-fast delivery, now on an even wider complementary grocery selection. Best of Amazon products in many categories, including the popular Echo Devices, available from today.
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    Amazon launches Prime Now for Prime members in Turin
    Delivery to your doorstep in a two-hour window of your choice on over 7,000 products from pam panorama
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    Amazon.it announces Italy's most well-read cities
    Milan tops the reading charts for the seventh consecutive year: it has won the prize of the city whose inhabitants buy the most books and eBooks on Amazon.it. Padua gained second place by overthrowing Turin, while Pisa has entered the top ten for the first time, reaching the third place on the podium.
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    Amazon Continues Investments in Renewable Energy – Announces Two New Renewable Energy Projects in U.S. and EU
    Amazon’s second renewable energy project in the Republic of Ireland and seventh in the Commonwealth of Virginia are expected to produce approximately 168,000 MWh of clean energy annually to support Amazon’s goal to power 100% of its global operations with renewable energy.
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    Amazon Web Services continues investing in Portugal with first Amazon CloudFront location
    The new Amazon CloudFront location will offer all organizations in the country faster content delivery and added cybersecurity protection. Launch follows opening of Lisbon office in 2018.
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    Alexa, How Was Prime Day? Prime Day 2019 Surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday Combined
    Members worldwide purchased more than 175 million items, from devices to groceries and more, throughout Prime Day. Prime Day was the biggest event ever for Amazon devices – top-selling deals worldwide were Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, and Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote. Millions of people around the world streamed Prime Day events including the Prime Day Concert presented by Amazon Music and headlined by 10-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist Taylor Swift
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    Amazon continues investment and growth in Barcelona with state-of-the-art new sortation centre in Barberá del Vallés
    New facility will have more than 230 permanent associates in three years. The site will be the first one in Europe equipped with pioneering ‘Pegasus’ technology. The new Barberá del Vallés site – the seventh Amazon facility in Barcelona – will start operations this fall
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    Amazon plans more than 2,800 new jobs in Germany in 2019
    By the end of the year, the number of employees will grow nationwide to more than 20,000 based across more than 35 locations
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    Estopa and Taburete kick off the Prime Day celebrations in Spain with a concert in Barcelona
    Hundreds of Amazon.es Prime customers enjoyed an evening of music and surprises for the very first time in Spain. Alongside the New York concert featuring Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Becky G and SZA; Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain joined the Prime Day celebrations for the first time, with free and exclusive concerts for Prime customers.
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    Amazon to create over 2,000 permanent jobs in the UK in 2019, taking total permanent workforce to more than 29,500
    Wide range of roles available across the UK including head office, R&D, AWS and Operations. Amazon this year took the #1 position in LinkedIn’s list of Britain’s Top Companies and has invested over £9.3 billion in its UK operations since 2010.
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    Amazon to create 1,800 full-time jobs across France this year
    Amazon today announces that the company plans to create 1,800 new full time jobs in France in 2019, increasing its workforce from 7,500 to over 9,300 by the end of the year.
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    Finalists of Amazon’s global literary prizes will have the chance of seeing their work made into an Amazon Prime Video production
    Finalists of the UK Kindle Storyteller Award will compete with those from Kindle’s literary awards around the world. The UK Kindle Storyteller Award is open for entries until 31st August, with the winning author receiving a £20,000 cash prize and a marketing campaign to support the book on Amazon.co.uk
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    Amazon to create 1,000 new permanent jobs in Italy in 2019
    Amazon plans to grow its Italian-based workforce from 5,500 today to over 6,500 by the end of the year. These new jobs will be created across the over 20 sites operating in Italy.
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    Alexa, When Is Prime Day? July 15 & 16 Will Be a Two-Day Parade of Epic Deals
    Prime Day 2019 will feature more than one million deals globally, including the biggest Prime Day deals ever on Alexa-enabled devices
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    Amazon expands its fulfilment network in Spain with its first delivery station in Trapagaran, Bizkaia
    This new site will help Amazon strengthen its delivery service on behalf of its customers and sellers
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    Enterprise Nation and Amazon launch programme to help small businesses grow on both the high street and online
    More than 100 small online brands given the opportunity to reach customers on the high street for the first time in Clicks and Mortar pop-up shops, in partnership between small business support group Enterprise Nation, Amazon, Direct Line for Business and Square
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    Souq becomes Amazon.ae in the UAE
    UAE customers who previously shopped on Souq can now shop on Amazon.ae by using the Amazon App or by visiting the Amazon.ae website. Amazon.ae features millions of local and international products, great prices, fast delivery, and world class customer service
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    Amazon Introduces Counter – A New Click & Collect Option At A Store Near You
    Available from today in the UK and Italy, Counter enables quick and easy collection of parcels from popular retail outlets and convenience stores. Launch partners for Counter include British retailer NEXT, Italian bookstore chain Giunti and the network of Fermopoint and SisalPay stores across Italy. Amazon is looking to bring onboard businesses both small and large as it expands the Counter network across Europe.
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    Amazon for Amatrice: new premises and more technology for the digital Library donated to the city
    A year after the inauguration, the digital Library donated by Amazon to Amatrice has grown and found a permanent location at the Centro di Formazione Professionale.
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    ITA and Amazon Work Together to Support Italian Entrepreneurs and Promote Italian Products and Culture Abroad Through Amazon’s Stores
    New memorandum brings ITA and Amazon together to help further empower small and medium enterprises and help them export, reach new customers, and grow their businesses through Amazon Made in Italy
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    German SMEs are export-champions: Turnover from international sales via Amazon Stores increased by nearly 20 percent in 2018
    An increase in export figures by almost a fifth within one year is a great success for German SMEs selling via Amazon Stores. It shows how much they benefit from the opportunities given in e-commerce,” said Dr. Markus Schöberl, Director Amazon Seller Services Germany.
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  • Spain
    Amazon created over 3,200 new permanent jobs across Spain in 2018 and has now more than 4,800 permanent employees across the country
    Amazon tripled its Spanish workforce in 2018, from 1,600 permanent employees at the end of 2017 to over 4,800 now.
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    Italian Small and Medium Enterprises Selling on Amazon are 12,000 and Delivered Export Sales Over €500 Million in 2018
    Half of all sales on Amazon's global sites come from independent businesses, with SMEs exporting products to customers across Europe, North America, Japan and India.
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    Spanish Small and Medium Enterprises Selling on Amazon are more than 8,000 and Delivered Export Sales Over €400 Million in 2018
    Half of all sales on Amazon's global sites come from independent businesses, with SMEs exporting products to customers across Europe, North America, Japan and India.
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    Amazon Announces New Renewable Energy Project in Sweden to Support AWS Global Infrastructure
    New wind farm in Bäckhammar is part of three new wind farm projects announced today that will support AWS’s goal to power its global infrastructure with 100% renewable energy
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    Amazon Announces New Renewable Energy Project in Ireland to Support AWS Global Infrastructure
    New wind farm in Donegal is part of three new wind farm projects announced today that will support AWS’s goal to power its global infrastructure with 100% renewable energy Irish wind farm will be built without subsidies, the first of its kind in Ireland
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    Amazon Announces Three New Renewable Energy Projects to Support AWS Global Infrastructure
    Three new wind farms in Ireland, Sweden, and the United States will produce more than 670,000 MWh annually and support AWS’s goal to power 100% of its global infrastructure with renewable energy
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    Amazon to Create Over 1,000 New Permanent Jobs with the Opening of a New Fulfillment Center near Łódź
    Amazon will create over 1,000 permanent jobs in its sixth fulfillment center in Poland within a year of openingAmazon’s new fulfillment center will help meet increasing customer demands, expand product selection, and fulfill more third-party seller productsRecruitment also taking place for professional roles in HR, IT, finance, engineering and operationsAll Amazon employees receive attractive salary, benefits package and career progression opportunities
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  • United Kingdom
    Amazon announces programme to further boost gender diversity and inclusion across UK business
    New ‘Amazon Amplify’ programme includes a series of initiatives, designed to further increase the number of women in technology and innovation roles across its UK business.
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  • Amazon Web Services
    Amazon Web Services launches new region in Sweden
    New AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region expands cloud pioneer’s global footprint and enables Nordic customers to run applications and store their content in data centers in Sweden
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  • Italy
    Amazon created over 2,000 new permanent jobs across Italy this year
    Amazon’s local Italian-based workforce grew more than 50% in 2018, from 3,500 permanent employees at the end of 2017 to over 5,500 today. In addition to creating jobs, Amazon has invested over €800 million in Italy in 2018 and over €1.6 billion since 2010. Amazon’s jobs and investment support customers and also local Italian producers and entrepreneurs, who use services like Amazon’s Made in Italy store and Fulfillment by Amazon to grow their businesses and export Italian products around the world. Milan – December 12, 2018 – Amazon today announced it has created over 2,000 permanent jobs in Italy this year: more than 50% increase from the end of 2017. The company exceeded the plan announced in July to create 1,700 new jobs this year. Amazon now has more than 5,500 permanent employees across Italy.
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  • Spain
    Amazon now hiring for over 2,200 holiday jobs available in Spain
    This year, 1,700 holiday positions led to regular, permanent roles with the company Amazon has created thousands of new full-time jobs this year across its Spanish fulfillment network that offer highly competitive wages and benefits
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    Amazon Web Services to open data centers in Italy
    New AWS Infrastructure Region will arrive in early 2020, enabling customers to run workloads and store data in Italy and serve end-users with even lower latency
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  • United Kingdom
    Amazon looks back at the nation’s most loved products to mark 20th anniversary of Amazon.co.uk
    Ed Sheeran’s X, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and The Da Vinci Code have been voted the best album, film and book respectively of the last 20 years.
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  • Europe
    Amazon announces it now has over 5,500 tech roles across 25 development centers throughout Europe, with more to come
    Over the last 16 years Amazon has invested heavily in innovation across Europe and continues to grow.
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  • United Kingdom
    Amazon ramps up UK investment to house 1,000 additional highly-skilled R&D roles in Manchester, Edinburgh and Cambridge
    New Amazon office in Manchester’s iconic Hanover Building will be home to at least 600 new corporate and research and development (R&D) roles.
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    Amazon deploys solar systems across UK fulfilment centres
    Amazon to install up to 20MW of solar plus storage systems on fulfilment centre rooftops across the UK over the coming 18 months.
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  • Germany
    Future of opportunity: 20 years ago Amazon launched in Germany
    Amazon in Germany is turning 20. On 15 October 1998 it clicked on Amazon.de for the first time.
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    Amazon launches its new Tel Aviv office and Floor28
    New office includes Floor28 and AWS Builders Space to support the growth of Israeli startups, enterprises, and government customers through technology-focused events and educational activities.
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  • Italy
    Amazon.it rolls out the new Amazon Launchpad showcase
    Italian startups can now bring innovative products to millions of Amazon customers worldwide.
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  • Amazon Web Services
    Amazon Web Services supports cloud growth in Portugal
    Cloud computing pioneer opens office in Lisbon as it continues to work closely with customers around the world
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  • Turkey
    Amazon launches in Turkey
    Customers in Turkey can now enjoy millions of products across 15 categories, low prices, reliable free delivery for orders above 50 TRY, great customer service and a trustworthy online shopping experience on www.amazon.com.tr
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  • Germany
    Introducing Amazon Storefronts in Germany
    Amazon opens “Amazon Storefronts,” a new store with products exclusively from German small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) selling on Amazon.
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  • Amazon Prime
    Premier League matches to be available on Prime Video in the UK
    Amazon Prime Video secures rights from 2019/20 season in 3-year deal. Every Premier League club will be featured across two full rounds of 20 matches per season, including Bank Holiday fixtures, plus weekly highlights throughout the season.
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  • Italy
    Amazon to create over 1,700 permanent jobs in Italy in 2018
    Amazon plans to grow its Italian-based workforce from 3,500 today to over 5,200 during the year of 2018. Amazon has invested over 1.6 billion Euros in its Italian operations since 2010 Milan.
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  • Spain
    Amazon to create more than 1,600 permanent jobs in Spain this year
    Company opens new Seller Support and Tech Hubs in Barcelona in addition to its Tech Hub in Madrid, hiring hundreds of software engineers, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning scientists.
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  • Italy
    Introducing Amazon Business on Amazon.it
    New marketplace brings Amazon’s selection, convenience and value to buyers of all types – businesses, universities, governments and non-profit social organizations.
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  • Spain
    Introducing Amazon Business on Amazon.es
    New marketplace brings Amazon’s selection, convenience and value to buyers of all types – businesses, universities, governments and non-profit social organizations.
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  • Amazon Prime
    Prime Reading is now available for all Prime Members in France
    Prime members are now able to read from hundreds of top Kindle books, including novels, travel guides, children's books, and more - all at no additional cost Members can start reading now by downloading the free Kindle app for iOS and Android or using any Kindle or Fire tablet
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  • France
    Amazon and SNCF Gares & Connexions partner to Install Amazon Lockers at French Train Stations
    1,000 Amazon Lockers to be installed at train stations throughout France, serving travelers and commuters as well as local communities across the country.
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    Amazon expands its R&D operations in Poland adding more jobs
    Amazon is set to have 650 highly skilled roles in Gdansk Development Center with an addition of 200 new roles this year. Amazon continues to create thousands of permanent full-time roles at its Polish Fulfilment Centers bringing its total workforce to over 14,000.
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    Amazon opens new office in Dublin and creates 1,000 new technology jobs in Ireland
    Ranging from support staff to researchers to software engineers, Amazon invests in local communities to create full-time jobs across Ireland.
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    Amazon Home Services launches in the UK
    Customers can now buy guaranteed, professional assembly and installation services alongside millions of products from Amazon.co.uk.
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    Amazon to create over 2,500 new jobs in the UK in 2018
    Company hiring up and down the country in head office, research and development, AWS and operations roles Amazon Web Services (AWS) and UK Development Centres to add over 650 jobs this year bringing total UK head office, development centre and AWS roles to over 6,500.
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    Amazon Introduces Alexa and Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Spot in France
    Alexa, the brain that powers the Echo family of devices, is coming to France, along with three Alexa-enabled devices: Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Spot. Customers can pre-order devices beginning today. Echo and Echo Dot will begin shipping the week of 11 June, with Echo Spot to follow next month.
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    Prime Music is now available for all Prime members in France
    With Prime Music, Prime members enjoy their favorite ad-free music offline and online on mobile devices, tablets, Fire TV, web browsers and on Alexa-enabled devices including the Amazon Echo.
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    Alexa Skills Kit and Alexa Voice Service Expand to France
    Developers are using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) and Alexa Voice Service (AVS) to bring new skills and Alexa-enabled devices to customers in France
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  • Italy
    Amazon’s Made in Italy store now features selection from Sicily
    The best Sicilian handcrafts are now available for customers on all European stores. The Made in Italy store, which launched in 2015, had a 300% increase in sales in the past 12 months, and now has 72,000 items including fashion, home accessories, artwork and local delicacies from over 700 local artisans and small businesses.
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  • Romania
    Amazon creates more than 650 new permanent jobs in Bucharest
    The Corporate Office and Technology Development Centre will continue to focus on developing new and innovative features, including helping to build the speech and language solutions behind Alexa.
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  • Germany
    Expanding in Germany
    Including the new permanent positions, Amazon will employ over 18,000 people in Germany by the end of 2018.
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    Amazon and Monoprix join forces to innovate on behalf of customers
    Monoprix great selection will be available to Prime Now Customer
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  • Job creation
    Amazon to create 400 new jobs within three years at its new building in Casirate
    Amazon’s new building in Casirate (Bergamo) will help meet growing customer demand and support more third-party sellers leveraging Fulfilment by Amazon.
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    Greater digital adoption in rural areas could add £12 to 26 billion a year to the UK economy says new report.
    Research by Rural England and Scotland’s Rural College, commissioned by Amazon, shows that greater use of digital tools and services could deliver 4 to 8.8 per cent of additional Gross Value Added per year for the rural economy.
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    Greater digital adoption in rural areas could add £12 to 26 billion a year to the UK economy says new report
    Research by Rural England and Scotland’s Rural College, commissioned by Amazon, shows that greater use of digital tools and services could deliver 4 to 8.8 per cent of additional Gross Value Added per year for the rural economy
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    Amazon opens the doors to Munich offices
    Amazon is opening the doors to their corporate HQ - Amazon Deutschland Services GmbH - in Munich. Visitors interested in seeing the offices will see the campus and have the opportunity to ask questions. The offer is not only directed at customers but also to potential job applicants and those who reach millions of customers through Amazon – including sellers, creatives, and software developers.
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    Amazon Design Awards: Milan’s IED – European Institute of Design announces a contest for students to redesign Amazon delivery stations in Italy
    Calling all international master’s degree candidates in Interior Design to rethink the Amazon delivery stations.
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  • France
    Amazon to create 2,000 new full-time jobs this year across France
    Amazon plans to grow its France-based workforce from over 5,500 today to over 7,500 by the end of 2018. Amazon also empowers over 100,000 businesses and content creators through Amazon Marketplace, AWS and KDP to help them succeed.
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    Digital role models wanted: “female entrepreneurs of the future” starts today
    The German Association of Women Entrepreneurs, Global Digital Women, and Amazon have launched the second round of the supporting program “Entrepreneurs of the Future – locally and around the world” – this time exclusively for female entrepreneurs.
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    Amazon Has Created More Than 4500 Permanent Jobs and Continues to Hire in the Czech Republic
    Amazon has already created more than 4500 permanent jobs in its logistics operations in Dobrovíz and Corporate Office in Prague-Dejvice. In 2018, Amazon will create more than 500 new permanent jobs in the Czech Republic. These new job opportunities are for people with all types of experience, education and skill levels. All Amazon employees receive a very attractive salary, benefits package and career progression opportunities from day one.
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    Amazon to create 400 new permanent jobs with the opening of a new fulfilment centre in Rugby
    Rugby will be the fourth fulfillment centre in the Midlands and will further add to the 2,500 permanent jobs which Amazon has already created in the region.
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    Amazon announces its fourth fulfillment center in Italy, opening near Turin in fall 2018
    The new technologically advanced facility will be opened in Torrazza Piemonte, 25 kilometres northeast of Turin.
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    Amazon Music Unlimited Expands to 28 More Countries Around the World
    Today, Millions More Customers Across the Globe Can Access Amazon’s On-Demand Streaming Service and Enjoy a Catalog of More Than 40 Million Songs, Thousands of Playlists and Personalized Stations with Groundbreaking Voice Controls for Music Powered by Alexa on Echo Devices.
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    Introducing Amazon Business: everything you love about Amazon, for work
    Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Business, a new service on Amazon.de that serves the needs of businesses of every size.
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    Amazon Prime launches in the Netherlands and Luxembourg offering members unlimited, free one-day delivery and access to unlimited streaming of Prime Video.
    Unlimited one-day delivery and two-day delivery on millions of products, across over 30 categories, including Electronics, PC, Books, Fashion, Home & Kitchen, Tools and many more.
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    Amazon welcomes first employees to new Amazon Development Centre site in Cambridge
    New building will be home to over 400 highly-skilled employees working on innovations that benefit Amazon customers around the world Amazon marks opening of new office with donation to Cambridge LaunchPad, helping young people find careers in STEM Amazon creating 5,000 new jobs in the UK this year, bringing total UK workforce to 24,000
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    Amazon and Max Planck Society collaboration on research in artificial intelligence
    Amazon to create over 100 high-skilled jobs in machine learning at a new Amazon Research Center adjacent to Tuebingen’s Max Planck Society campus within the next five years with renowned Max Planck scientists Bernhard Schölkopf and Michael J. Black to support the Center.
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