Amazon will create 3,000 new permanent jobs in Spain this year, bringing its permanent staff to 15,000 employees by the end of 2021, the internet giant announced on Thursday. With the new additions, the company will have more than doubled in two years its permanent workforce in Spain, which was 7,000 workers at the end of 2019.
The new positions will include all types of profiles and training levels, from entry-level positions in operations to software developers and engineers, business leaders, data scientists and machine learning, as well as cloud experts and solution architects who They work at Amazon Web Services.
Mariangela Marseglia, Vice President and Managing Director of Amazon in Italy and Spain, said that they are “incredibly proud to continue generating employment in Spain as we expand our network and our operations in the country.” “Ten years after the launch of Amazon.com, our commitment to Spain is stronger than ever and we are delighted to continue generating attractive job opportunities and contributing to the economic recovery,” he highlighted.
By the end of 2020, Amazon had contributed to generating jobs for more than 100,000 people in Spain, including indirect positions in its supply chain, including, for example, construction services, real estate and professional services, but also people who work for the 9,000 Spanish SMEs that currently sell in Amazon stores.
Since Amazon started its activity in 2011 in Spain, the company has invested more than 6.8 billion euros in infrastructure and facilities, shipping and transportation, salaries and benefits for employees, as well as other logistics costs. In 2020 alone, the company invested more than 2,500 million euros in improving its processes, salaries and ensuring a reliable and punctual service to customers.
Amazon’s logistics network in Spain covers more than 30 centers. In 2020, the company opened two new logistics centers in Dos Hermanas (Seville) and Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), as well as three logistics stations in Murcia, Rubí (Barcelona) and Leganés (Madrid). The company’s logistics footprint will continue to grow in 2021 with two new logistics centers in Murcia and Illescas, which will include the latest Amazon Robotics technology focused on the health and well-being of employees.
Amazon has also announced that it will open five logistics stations in Alicante, Tarragona, Barcelona, Montcada and Mollet del Vallès, in order to increase its offer and improve the support it provides to its commercial partners, while creating new quality jobs in the regions where Opera.
“Not only large urban areas benefit from the economic impact of Amazon, as smaller cities and towns in different Spanish regions are also seeing how Amazon helps them reduce their unemployment rate. We are also welcoming a large number of young people who could find it difficult to get a job in the current economic climate. The indirect effects of Amazon’s activities, in addition to our direct investments, have contributed 8.3 billion euros to the country’s GDP in the last 10 years, “he added. Marseglia.
Amazon highlights the rapid growth that its technology hubs are experiencing in Madrid and Barcelona, where almost 600 software developers, computer engineers and data scientists work on applications for Amazon Business, Kindle and books, retail and artificial intelligence. To support the growing customer demand for Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services in the Iberian Peninsula, AWS will open the AWS Europe (Spain) region in mid-2022, ahead of schedule.
The new AWS Europe (Spain) region, which represents an additional investment of 2.5 billion euros by AWS in the country over the next 10 years, will allow customers to run workloads and store data securely in Spain, while serving end users with even lower latency. This new investment will also increase Spain’s GDP by approximately € 1.8 billion and create 1,300 new jobs in the next 10 years.