Type
Business expansion
Country
Germany
Region
Location of affected unit(s)
Koblenz, Pforzheim
Sector
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.1 - Warehousing and storage

2,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
15 December 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014

Description

As announced on December 15th, 2011, online retailer Amazon will create approximately 2,000 jobs in Germany by opening two logistic centres. One of them is to be built in Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, the other one in Pforzheim, Baden-W├╝rttemberg. Additionally, they plan to employ up to 2,000 seasonal workers for high season.

The recruitment for the jobs is said to begin in January 2012, it is reported. The new logistic centres will be operational in the third quarter of 2012 and Amazon states that it expects to create the full 2000 new jobs within the next three years.

Amazon employs around 34,000 (in 2010) worldwide.


Sources

  • 16 December 2011: Financial Times Deutschland
  • 15 December 2011: Amazon
  • 16 December 2011: Handelsblatt

Citation

Eurofound (2011), Amazon, Business expansion in Germany, factsheet number 72885, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72885.