Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Via Stalls And Markets Or Other
47.91 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet

4,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
10 February 2021
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2021
Foreseen end date
31 December 2021


Online retailer Amazon has announced the recruitment of 3,000 employees in 2021, after hiring 2,200 in 2020.  770 positions of this total will be created in the Ile-de-France region. As in previous years, some of the people employed on temporary contracts starting in the summer to ensure the shipment of end-of-year parcels will be hired on permanent contracts.

The jobs created at Amazon in 2021 will be spread across the 28 sites that the group currently has in France. Another part will be filled at sites due to open in 2021, as Amazon is gradually creating local agencies: last mile sites dedicated to home delivery within 24 or 48 hours. A large order preparation warehouse, similar to the one opened in 2019 at Brétigny-sur-Orge, is also due to open this year in Metz. Some 1,000 permanent jobs will be created there within three years. Amazon is looking for a wide variety of profiles and does not require a degree in logistics or previous experience. Managerial positions are also sought.

In 2019, Amazon has announced 1,800 recruitements. In May 2018, Amazon already announced the creation of500 positions in its  new warehouse site at Senlis (Oise). In February 2017, the company announced the creation of 1,500 positions in France by the end of 2017. Job creations were recorded six times since 2007: 200 positions in 2007, 250 in 2010400 in 20122,500 in 2014450 in September 2016 and 250 in November 2016. In 4 years, the group has grown from 3,000 to 9,000 employees in France.

Updated [08.02.2022]: According to Amazons' management, instead of 3,000 job creations announced in 2021, the group has created 4,000 positions in France.



Eurofound (2021), Amazon, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 103553, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/103553.