Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Berlin, Munich, Aachen, Dresden, Regensburg
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

1,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
22 January 2016
Employment effect (start)
22 January 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


Internet retailer Amazon announced plans to create 1,500 jobs at various locations across Germany in 2016. As soon as these jobs are filled, the company's workforce in Germany will reach a threshold of more than 14,500 employees. The jobs will be located in the company's headquarters in Berlin and Munich, in its research centres (Berlin, Aachen, Dresden), in its customer service centre in Regensburg and in its logistics centres. The company emphasises that they are not only creating jobs in the shipping sector but also hiring engineers, account managers, content editors and sales managers. The job creation is due to growing demand from across Europe.

Amazon, the world’s largest e-commerce company, with headquarters in Seattle, US, currently employs around 230,800 employees worldwide.


  • 22 January 2016: W&V
  • 22 January 2016: Chip


Eurofound (2016), Amazon, Business expansion in Germany, factsheet number 86346, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86346.