Business expansion
Zuid-Nederland; Limburg (NL); Zuid-Limburg
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

170 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
11 March 2021
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Amazon, the US-based tech and online retail company, has announced the creation of 170 new permanent jobs. Amazon will open a new distribution centre in Heerlen, the Netherlands. 

The distribution centre in Heerlen will be the second for Amazon in the Netherlands, after the opening of a delivery station near Schiphol was announced earlier this year. Until now, deliveries in the Netherlands were sorted at delivery stations in France and Germany, but with online sales increasing rapidly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the distribution network needs to be expanded. Analysts predict that more delivery stations in other regions in the Netherlands will follow soon. In addition to the 170 jobs created at the distribution centre, the creation of 350 jobs at several delivery partners of Amazon is expected as a result of the opening of the distribution centre.


  • 11 March 2021: Het Financieele Dagblad (fd.nl)


Eurofound (2021), Amazon, Business expansion in Netherlands, factsheet number 103891, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/103891.