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Amazon announces record hiring in European Union

13/01/2015

Over 6,000 permanent fulfillment center associates, customer service representatives, software development engineers, machine learning experts, datacenter technicians, packaging engineers, computational linguists, site merchandisers, supply chain managers, buyers, designers, and more added to the Amazon team serving customers across the EU in 2014

Luxembourg – January 13, 2015 – Amazon today announced that it created and filled more than 6,000 new permanent jobs across the European Union in 2014, the most the company has hired in a year since opening its first EU websites, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de, in 1998.  Amazon now has more than 32,000 permanent employees across the EU.

“Demand from our customers in the EU is greater than ever, and we see lots of promising areas to invent and invest for the future.  Over the past two years, we have created well in excess of 10,000 new jobs to add to our already large team of Amazonians, and this past year we set a new record with the addition of over 6,000 new positions,” said Xavier Garambois, Vice President, Amazon EU Retail.  “Even with all of this hiring, we remain in a phase of heavy investment and have many positions available which we look forward to filling in 2015.”

Amazon hired new employees at more than 50 locations across the EU in 2014, including corporate offices, fulfillment centers, software development centers, and customer service centers.  These new roles cover a wide range of fields from software development to supply chain to design – examples of roles include software development engineers, machine learning experts, datacenter technicians, packaging engineers, computational linguists, site merchandisers, supply chain managers, buyers, designers, fulfillment center associates, and customer service representatives.  To learn more about working at Amazon and career opportunities, visit http://www.amazon.jobs/.

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Amazon opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

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