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

1,800 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
2 July 2019
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2019
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


Online retailer Amazon has announced the recruitment of 1,800 employees by end 2019. About 500 positions will be created in a new warehouse site at Bretigny-sur-Orge (Essone) that will open this summer. Further 1,300 positions will be created in the coming months at Amazon's other 20 sites in France. This will bring its workforce to more than 9,300 people employed in France by the end of the year. Amazon is looking for a wide variety of profiles and does not require a degree in logistics or previous experience. Managerial positions are also sought.

In May 2018, Amazon already announced the creation of 500 positions in its  new warehouse site at Senlis (Oise). In February 2017, the company announced the creation of 1,500 positions in France by the end of 2017. Job creations were recorded six times since 2007: 200 positions in 2007, 250 in 2010400 in 20122,500 in 2014450 in September 2016 and 250 in November 2016. In 4 years, the group has grown from 3,000 to 9,000 employees in France.



Eurofound (2019), Amazon, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 98096, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98096.