Spain-based permanent workforce set to triple in two years from 1,000 employees at the end of 2016 to more than 3,200 by the end of 2018
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
Amazon has invested over 1.1 billion Euros in its Spanish operations since 2010
Madrid – 2 July 2018 – Amazon today announced that it will create 1,600 permanent jobs in Spain this year, in a move that will take the company’s total permanent workforce to more than 3,200, up from 1,600 at the end of 2017. These new job opportunities are for people with all types of experience, education and skill levels—from engineers, software developers, and artificial intelligence experts to those seeking entry-level positions. Amazon has invested over 1.1 billion Euros in its Spanish operations since 2010.
Mariangela Marseglia, Country Manager Amazon.es and Amazon.it, said: “Spain is home to world-class innovation and fantastic talent so we are delighted to be creating over 1,600 jobs in Spain this year and continue our investments in the country. Small and medium sized companies that sell on Amazon also contribute to generate economic growth in the country and support more 10.000 jobs across Spain.”
In April this year, the company opened in Barcelona its Seller Support Hub, a multilingual team dedicated to assisting small businesses from France, Italy and Spain selling on Amazon, and in the coming weeks will open in Barcelona a new Tech Hub focused on research and development for Machine Learning. Over time, Amazon expects to hire more than 100 scientists and software engineers at this tech hub – learn more here.
Many of the roles will also be in the new fulfillment centers that opened in autumn 2017 in El Prat de Llobregat and Martorelles (Barcelona), and in Getafe (Madrid) as well as in the company’s new corporate offices in Madrid.
“Our European logistic network keeps growing and we are proud to be creating great jobs across Spain,” said Fred Pattje, Operations Director for Spain and Italy. “All Amazon employees receive a highly competitive salary and valuable benefits like private medical insurance, a company pension plan, life assurance and employee discount. Our employees also benefit from innovative programs such as Career Choice that provides employees funding for adult education, offering to pre-pay 95% of tuition and associated fees for nationally recognized courses, over four years. I’m excited to welcome all the new members of the team in 2018.”
Amazon established 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 company’s Tech Hub in Madrid develop customer-facing features and other services for its five European websites. In 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.
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), Martorelles (Barcelona) and Getafe (Madrid), and 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. Amazon announced the opening of its new delivery stations in Getafe (Madrid), Paterna (Valencia), Seville and Alcobendas (Madrid) to strengthen delivery services for customers and small and medium size businesses.
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