Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Torrazza Piemonte (Turin) and Casirate (Bergamo).
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

1,600 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
9 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
9 January 2018
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


E-commerce leader Amazon announced 1,600 hirings in Torrazza Piemonte (Turin) and Casirate (Bergamo).

The company is to build a logistics hub in Torrazza Piemonte and a smaller freight centre in Casirate, creating 1,200 and 400 jobs respectively.

The new centres, which are expected to be operational by the autumn, add up to the three Amazon sites located in northen and central Italy (see also AmazonIT-2017).

Hirings will take place over the next three years and the new hires will be offered permanent positions. The job creation will  primarily concern blue-collar workers, albeit clerks and managers will be recruited as well. The company also plans to recruit temporary agency workers during the peak periods.

Unions welcomed the announcement. Yet, they urged the company to negotiate employment conditions for example pay and the use of temporary agency work contracts.


  • 9 January 2018: La Stampa
  • 9 January 2018: Il Sole 24 Ore
  • 9 January 2018: La Repubblica


Eurofound (2018), Amazon, Business expansion in Italy, factsheet number 92943, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92943.