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
MADRID—November 16, 2018— Amazon today announced it is creating more than 2,200 holiday positions across its Spanish network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and delivery stations this festive season. Last year, more than 1,700 of these holiday positions were offered and accepted regular, permanent roles after the holidays and the company expects this to continue in the future.
Seasonal positions are available in the Madrid and Barcelona area. Candidates interested in seasonal positions can learn more and apply online at www.trabajaenamazon.es.
“In the last quarter of the year, which for us is also the busiest time of the year, we are pleased to welcome new faces to the team that will help us delight Amazon customers by delivering smiles,” said Fred Pattje, Operations Director for Spain and Italy. “Following last year’s holiday season, over a thousand seasonal employees found regular, full-time roles with Amazon and we’re looking forward to welcoming over 2,200 seasonal employees for the upcoming holiday season. We are hopeful that this year many of the people who join us in a seasonal role will also have the opportunity to join our team permanently in the New Year.”
Seasonal employees will join the more than 2,500 regular, full-time employees at Amazon’s
fulfillment centers, sortation centers and delivery stations across the country to help pick, pack, sort and ship customers’ holiday orders.
All Amazon regular 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. In Spain, Amazon applies Logistics CBAs pay levels for associates and new hires. The minimum yearly salary in both Madrid and Barcelona, the two regions where the majority of Amazon’s associates are based, is of over € 19.300. Amazon also runs an innovative program called Career Choice that provides employees funding for adult education, offering to pre-pay 95% of tuition and associated fees for nationally recognized courses, up to 8.000 euros over four years.
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 Amazon.es, and a site in Castellbisbal (Barcelona) dedicated to Amazon Pantry, the service that allows customers to buy thousands of their everyday essentials at everyday sizes with no minimum purchase. The company opened last autumn new fulfilment centres in El Prat (Barcelona), in Martorelles (Barcelona) and Getafe (Madrid). It also announced plans to open a further new one in Illescas (Toledo). 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; as well as the delivery stations in Getafe (Madrid), Paterna (Valencia), Seville and Alcobendas (Madrid) 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 in 2016 selected Madrid to set a development center in South Europe. The more than 100 engineers working at the Madrid development center develop customer-facing features and other services for its five European websites. On October 2017, Amazon opened a new head corporate office in Madrid, in the heart of the emerging business district of Méndez Álvaro, that provides space for more of than 1,000 corporate employees. On April 2018, the company opened in Barcelona its Seller Support Hub, a multilingual team dedicated to assist small businesses from France, Italy and Spain selling on Amazon, as well as a new research and development center focused on Machine Learning. Over time, Amazon expects to hire more than 100 scientists and software engineers at this development centre.
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