Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
countries across Europe
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

15,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
20 February 2017
Employment effect (start)
20 February 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


US online retailer Amazon has announced its plans to create 15,000 new full time positions in Europe during 2017. The company currently employs over 50,000 people in Europe, having more than 100 offices. The company will recruit in many European countries both highly skilled and unskilled workers.

The vice president of Amazon EU Retail, Xavier Garambois, stated that the recruitment is a result of the important investments in new infrastructure and employment opportunities which will ensure the continuous growth. On Monday 20th February, the company announced that 1,500 of the new positions will be based in France; and 1,000 in Czech Republic.


  • 20 February 2017: ecommercenews
  • 20 February 2017: VentureBeat


Eurofound (2017), Amazon, Business expansion in World, factsheet number 90360, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90360.