Amazon has announced that it will open five logistics stations in Spain, one of them in Alicante and the other four in Tarragona, Barcelona, Montcada and Mollet del Vallès, in order to increase its offer and improve the support it provides to its commercial partners, while at the same time it will create new jobs in the regions where it operates. In addition, it will expand its presence this year 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 the workforce.
The company has advanced the creation of 3,000 new permanent jobs in Spain in 2021, which will allow it to close the year with a total workforce of 15,000 employees.
Specifically, the corporation will double its fixed workforce in Spain in two years, from the 7,000 employees it had at the end of 2019 to more than 15,000 at the end of this year, according to the electronic commerce giant in a statement.
New roles and profiles range 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 working on Amazon Web. Services.
The vice president and general director of Amazon in Italy and Spain, Mariangela Marseglia, has indicated that they are “incredibly proud to continue generating employment in Spain”. “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 says.
By the end of 2020, Amazon had helped generate jobs for more than 100,000 people in Spain, including indirect positions in its supply chain, including construction, real estate and professional services, but also people who work for the 9,000 Spanish SMEs that currently sell on their ‘marketplace’.
Since the distribution company began its activity in Spain in 2011, the multinational has invested more than 6,800 million euros in infrastructure and facilities, shipping and transportation, salaries and benefits for employees, as well as other logistics expenses.