Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Prague (Dobroviz), Brno
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.1 - Warehousing and storage

2,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
22 October 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2014
Foreseen end date
1 July 2017


The online retailer Amazon is to create 4,000 new jobs at its two logistics centers in Prague and Brno. The centers are to be opened by the second half of 2014 and job creation will follow in the three subsequent years.

With the new logistics centers, the company responds to growing demand across Europe.

On top of the 4,000 new jobs recently announced, about 6,000 workers will be hired periodically as seasonal workers.

Amazon is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and employs about 88,400 staff worldwide. In Europe, the company is so far operating 23 logistics centers. Earlier this year, the company had already announced the creation of 600 permanent jobs in another logistics center close to Prague.

Update, 02-04-2014:

Amazon announced that it would not build a distribution centre in Brno where 1,500 were to be created. Amazon said that long-term negotiations did not bring any meaningful results. Neither the city of Brno nor the South Moravian region would provide satisfactory industrial estate. Amazon will look for an alternative location in Central Europe.


  • 2 April 2014: Právo
  • 22 October 2013: E15.cz
  • 22 October 2013: iDNES.cz
  • 22 October 2013: MF Dnes


Eurofound (2013), Amazon, Business expansion in Czechia, factsheet number 76028, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76028.