Business expansion
Noreste; Aragón; Zaragoza
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

0 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 January 2023
Employment effect (start)
1 March 2023
Foreseen end date
31 December 2023


Amazon, the US e-commerce and cloud computing services multinational has announced the creation of up to 1000 new Jobs in a new Logistics centre, to be opened in March 2023 in Zaragoza, Spain. It will be the only Amazon 'inbound cross dock' centre in Spain, with a capacity to supply 30000 shipments per hour to first-mile centres throughout Europe and manage 3000 pallets per hour.

Most of the jobs will be newly created, although employees at the Martorelles (Barcelona) warehouse (employing 800 people and to be closed in April 2023) have been offered transfers to other centres (particularly the new Zaragoza centre). Incidentally, this change will imply lower salaries for those who decide to be transferred, since the provincial collective agreement in Zaragoza offers poorer salary conditions in comparison to Barcelona.

The initial employee’s reactions at the Martorelles (Barcelona) warehouse have been very critical with the decision, and employee representative organisations have called to continue negotiations before a call for an strike for 31st January 2023.

Previous resutructuring plans have been recorded in the ERM Events database for Amazon. Most recently, Amazon announced a restructuring plan to cut 18000 employees from it's global workforce (Amazon-2022-WO). Other previous restructuring events in 2022 were in the Czech Republic (Amazon 2022a-CZ and Amazon 2022b-CZ), Spain(Amazon 2022 - ES), Germany (Amazon 2022-DEAmazon 2022a-DEAmazon 2022b-DE), France(Amazon 2022 - FR), Poland (Amazon PL - 2022) and Austria(Amazon AT - 2022)

Update 13/12/2023

Amazon has announced that it will ultimately not open its new logistics centre in Zaragoza, despite initial plans and the expectation to create up to 1,500 jobs. Instead, the company has decided to rent the facilities to a third party, due to lower than expected consumption levels in Europe. Notwithstanding this decision, Amazon has reiterated its commitment to the region of Aragon and its key role within the company.



Eurofound (2023), Amazon, Business expansion in Spain, factsheet number 108245, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108245.