Business expansion
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

1,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
20 February 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


Online retailer Amazon has announced plans to create 1,500 new jobs in its French sites (headquarter, data centre, warehouses...) in 2017. The employees will be recruited on permanent employment contracts. In January 2016, Amazon was employing 3,000 people in France. Amazon will recruit engineers, graduates from business school but mainly non qualified employees that will receive trainings. Positions are opened in a future site in Bove (Somme) but also at its headquarter in Clichy (Haude-de-Seine), in the Parisian region and at its warehouse sites (Saran, Montélimar, Sevrey, Lauwin-Planque). The management explains that the recruitment is linked to the important investments made on the French market (over 1.5 billion since 2010). Job creation were recorded on the ERM Database six times since 2007 : 200 positions in 2007, 250 in 2010, 400 in 20122,500 in 2014, 450 in September 2016 and 250 in November 2016.


  • 20 February 2017: Le Parisien
  • 20 February 2017: Libération


Eurofound (2017), Amazon, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 90342, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90342.