Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Germany, the UK, India, Japan, the United States and other countries
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

55,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
1 September 2021
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2021
Foreseen end date


The US-owned e-commerce company Amazon has announced it will create 55,000 new jobs worldwide in the coming months. The company is to recruit for corporate and technology roles at its units around the world. The source reports that over 40,000 jobs will be created in the United States and 2,500 in the UK, while others will be in Germany, India, Japan and other locations.

In the UK, Amazon is to hire new employees at its offices in London and Manchester as well as at its technology hubs in Cambridge and Edinburgh. Amazon is to strength its operations in retail, the cloud, advertising, engineering, research science and robotics. The recruitment drive will be part of Amazon’s careers day scheduled for 15 September 2021.

Founded in 1994, Amazon, the world’s largest e-commerce company, currently employs over 1,275,000 employees worldwide.



Eurofound (2021), Amazon, Business expansion in World, factsheet number 105194, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/105194.