Amazon announces a new investment in Swiebodzin, Poland creating more than 1,000 new jobs
Warsaw, 20th January 2021 – Amazon has confirmed its plans for a 193,000-square-meter Fulfillment Center in Swiebodzin. This is the company’s tenth investment in Poland and its first in the Lubuskie region. Last year, Amazon launched operations at two new sites in the country – in Gliwice and in Lodz, bringing its total permanent workforce in the country to 18,000.
This new investment will add more than 1,000 new jobs to Amazon’s existing network in Poland. Employees hired at the new Amazon facility will pick, pack and ship small items such as books, electronics and consumer goods to customers. Associates will work alongside innovative technologies, including 3,000 Amazon Robotics drive units which will be used to help fulfill customer orders. These specialized robots slide under shelves stocked with products, lift them and move them around the Fulfillment Center, helping speed up order processing times and enabling both a better associate and customer experience. This will be Amazon’s third robotics facility in Poland, joining those already opened in Kolbaskowo near Szczecin and Gliwice.
Amazon has started recruiting for a range of newly-created roles at the site, which include openings for engineers, HR and IT professionals, health & safety and finance specialists, and operations managers. People interested in applying for jobs at Amazon should visit https://www.amazon.jobs/swiebodzin.
All Amazon employees in Swiebodzin will receive a very attractive salary and benefits package from day one. Entry-level employee wages start at 20 PLN/h, and team leaders at 25 PLN/h gross. Moreover, Amazon employees are also entitled to monthly bonuses of up to an additional 15% for attendance and site productivity, plus an array of attractive benefits including private medical care, life insurance, free busing on selected routes and many others, such as the opportunity to enroll in the company’s signature Career Choice program. Through Career Choice, employees who have spent at least a year at our company can receive up to PLN 26,000 in funding over 4 years to pay for tuition, educational courses and materials.
“I am proud to announce our new investment in Swiebodzin as it will enable us to provide our services to a wider group of customers while also empowering local businesses to be even more successful at selling on Amazon. Poland is a very important market for us. We have been present here for over six years, investing heavily and supporting local communities over this period. We are looking forward to making a significant contribution towards developing the Lubuskie region by creating new permanent jobs and supporting local communities. So far, Amazon has created over 18,000 permanent jobs in Poland, offering competitive wages, comprehensive benefits from day one and broad career development opportunities in our fast-growing global organization”, said Marian Sepesi, Regional Director at Amazon.
I am glad that Amazon has chosen Swiebodzin for its next investment. High-quality jobs created in the new logistic center are particularly important for the region. I believe that thanks to this cooperation our city will be able to fully use its potential.
Since the early days of the global health crisis, across Poland and the world, Amazon has adapted its processes and facilities to ensure employees can work safely while serving customers. The company has introduced over 150 processes, including the provision of masks, hand sanitizer, thermal cameras, thermometers, sanitizing wipes, gloves and additional hand-washing stations, as well as ensuring the rapid implementation of two meters of social distancing measures at our sites. All over the world Amazon has already invested more than $800 million in COVID-19 safety measures. In Poland alone have been purchased in 2020 more than 8 million pairs of gloves, more than 2 million units of face masks, 24 million units of disinfectant wipes and 33 million units of hand disinfectant.
Amazon in Poland
Amazon has been operating in Poland since 2014 and has created over 18,000 permanent jobs in 9 modern Fulfillment Centers in Sady near Poznan, Sosnowiec, Kolbaskowo near Szczecin, Bielany Wroclawskie (where two facilities are located), Pawlikowice near Lodz, Lodz, Okmiany near Boleslawiec and Gliwice, and at its Development Centre in Gdansk and corporate and Amazon Web Services offices in Warsaw.
In 2020 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce looked back at 30 years of American business in Poland and announced that Amazon is the country’s largest U.S. employer and third largest American investor.
Amazon has four main rules: focus on the customer rather than the competition, passion to improve, involvement in operational improvement, and long-term concepts. Amazon was the first company in the world to offer the following products and services: customer reviews, one-click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Echo. Recruitment for a range of professional positions and entry-level positions is ongoing. Those interested in a job with Amazon can apply directly on the website https://www.amazon.jobs/pl/