Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
UK, Ireland, USA
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

4,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
30 May 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


Following on from continued expansion in 2015, when it created around 10,000 jobs, Amazon intends to create "a few thousand" more jobs in Europe and the USA over the course of 2016. At least 500 of these will be created in Dublin and 2,300 across two sites in the USA. A new data centre and UK head office will also be established in London. The jobs will largely be in research and development in the ICT sector, although lower skilled work in Amazon's fulfilment centres and customer service will also expand. Three new fulfilment centres will open in the USA. A key feature of Amazon's expansion will be continued growth and expansion in the cloud computing segments of its operations. The new research jobs will also focus on moving into fresh food delivery and drones, with trials of the former being undertaken in Berlin.


  • 30 May 2016: Learnbonds
  • 23 May 2016: Cleveland.com


Eurofound (2016), Amazon, Business expansion in World, factsheet number 87642, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87642.