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

600 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
19 July 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


US e-commerce and cloud computing company Amazon announced the creation of 600 new permanent jobs in Spain during 2019. The expansion constitutes a growth in the workforce of 12.5% and comes after the creation of 3,200 new permanent jobs in the country during 2018.

The company is looking for different job profiles. The positions include engineers, software developers, data scientists, experts in machine learning and cloud computing. A part of these new employees is expected to work in the software development centre of Madrid for the team that develops technologies for Kindle.

The expansion in Spain occurs while the company maintains a labour dispute with the employees of its logistic centre in San Fernando de Henares (Madrid), caused by the unilateral change in employment conditions.



Eurofound (2019), Amazon, Business expansion in Spain, factsheet number 98210, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98210.