Luxembourg, Mar 23, 2018 - Amazon today announced plans to open an additional building in Casirate (Bergamo). This site, which is located in a new building of over 34,000 square meters, will create 400 new roles over the next three years. The site will open in the fall 2018 and support the growing number of independent small and medium businesses selling on Amazon and using Fulfilment by Amazon.
The site will create 400 permanent jobs within three years of launch.
The new 34,000 sqm building will be operational in fall 2018.
Amazon employees receive an attractive salary in the high range of the logistics sector and a benefits package including employees discount on Amazon.it and private medical care. Amazon also runs an innovative program called Career Choice, which pre-pays up to €8,000 of tuition fees for selected courses for entry-level employees with a 1-year tenure over four years.
“2018 marks the eight-year-anniversary of Amazon beginning to create jobs in Italy,” 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 websites. We’re excited to open this new building in Casirate creating more than 400 jobs in the next three years. We would like to thank the Casirate authorities for their professional and timely support.”
“We are proud that an entrepreneurial company like Amazon is taking root in the province of Bergamo, and we are ready together to make a leap into the future. From the employment and training point of view, we believe that an alliance must be established immediately between the company and our professional training and employment centres for the benefit of the local community. As Province administration, we are finally committed to monitoring step by step the works to build the infrastructures the company needs for its operation” commented the mayor of Casirate, Mauro Faccà.
Investing in Italy
Amazon has invested more than €800 million and has created more than 3,000 jobs in Italy since its opening in 2010. The Castel San Giovanni fulfillment center, Amazon’s first logistics site in Italy, opened in 2011. In November 2015 Amazon opened its 1,500 sqm Urban Fulfillment in Milan to serve Amazon Prime Now customers. In September 2017, Amazon new fulfillment centers of Passo Corese (RI) and Vercelli started operations: Amazon invested respectively €150 million and €65 million in the two facilities, creating 1,200 new jobs at Passo Corese and 600 jobs at Vercelli within three years from launch to further support the growing increases in customer demand and accommodate the fast growth of Amazon product catalog. Over the last two years, Amazon launched also one sortation center in Castel San Giovanni and eight delivery stations in Avigliana (TO), Origgio (VA), Rogoredo (MI), Crespellano (BO), Calenzano (FI), Vigonza (PD), Pomezia (RI) and Fiano Romano (RI).
On top of these investments in its Italian logistics network, Amazon opened its Italian Customer service center in Cagliari in 2012. The Milanese corporate office was opened in 2012 as well. In November 2017 Amazon moved to its new corporate offices of 17,500 square meters in the emerging business district of Porta Nuova. The brand new building has become the office for more than 400 current corporate employees and will provide the company with enough space to accommodate more than 1,100 employees. The company will open a Development Center for research on speech recognition and natural language understanding and will support the technology that has already been used for the voice assistant Alexa, which at the moment is available only in English on services and products like Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Tap.
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