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

2,000 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


On 20 February 2017, US-based retailer Amazon announced to create more than 2,000 jobs in Germany during 2017. The retailer will be advertising a range of positions for engineers, software developers and young professionals. These jobs will be created in new logistic centres, Amazon offices or development centres. Furthermore, the company plans to expand their new business lines like Amazon Marketplace, Amazon Web Services and Kindle Direct Publishing.

The announcement is part of a plan to create up to 15,000 jobs in Europe, see (Amazon, 2017). It is however not clear if the already announced 1,000 jobs in Frankenthal, see (Amazon, 2016) are being created in addition or fall within these 2,000 jobs.

Overall, Amazon wants to increase its staff numbers in Germany to 16,500 by the end of 2017.


  • 20 February 2017: Amazon press release
  • 20 February 2017: Die Welt


Eurofound (2017), Amazon, Business expansion in Germany, factsheet number 90480, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90480.