Amazon announced that it has created more than 3,200 fixed jobs in Spain in 2018, tripling its fixed workforce in the country in just one year. Thanks to the strong demand from customers and small businesses that use Amazon services, the company doubled the plan announced last July to create 1,600 new jobs in 2018. Amazon currently has more than 4,800 permanent employees throughout Spain.
Amazon created opportunity for all the skills
The jobs created include posts for people of all profiles, levels of training and skills, from engineers and software developers to entry level positions. All of them are located in several areas of the country. From the corporate office in Madrid with more than 1,000 employees, to Barcelona, where Amazon opened a sales support center and a technology center Tech Hub last year, going through the Amazon logistics network throughout Spain. All these jobs include a competitive salary and a complete benefits package. Amazon has invested more than 1,100 million euros in its operations in Spain since 2011.
Mariangela Marseglia, Country Manager of Amazon.es and Amazon.it, said, “We are delighted to have welcomed more than 3,200 new Amazonians to our teams throughout Spain last year, as part of our investment in clients and small companies in Spain “. Marseglia also added: “And we are proud to offer all these employees a good salary and a full package of benefits. Which helps them to support their families and communities. As we say in the company, it is still the first day for Amazon in Spain. And we will continue to work hard to provide the best possible products and services for our customers. As well as to help SMEs and local businesses continue to be successful both in Spain and in the rest of the world.”
What else Amazon allows
Amazon allows independent sellers to market their products through Amazon’s web pages and has invested billions of dollars in tools and infrastructures around the world to help those vendors succeed. Thanks to services like Sell on Amazon, Amazon Logistics and Amazon Global Sales, external vendors represent more than half of the units sold on Amazon, and sales of these businesses are growing faster than Amazon’s own sales. More than 10,000 jobs in Spain are backed by companies that sell their products on Amazon.
Independent sellers at Amazon offer a wide variety of new, used, reconditioned and collectable products.
Spanish startups can launch, market and distribute their products to millions of customers on Amazon.es and around the world through Amazon Launchpad, a store opened on Amazon.es last September. Artisans can sell their unique and handcrafted products to hundreds of millions of customers around the world, using the Handmade store. And the store Alimentos y vinos de España, developed in conjunction with ICEX, opens the doors of gastronomy and local food producers to customers all over the world.
Amazon investments in its logistics infrastructures in Spain
Many of the jobs have been created in the logistics centers of San Fernando de Henares and Getafe in Madrid. As well as in El Prat de Llobregat and Martorelles in Barcelona and in the 8 logistics stations located throughout the country.
Fred Pattje, Amazon Operations Director for Spain, Italy and France, commented, “The creation of fixed jobs in our logistics centers and throughout the network demonstrates Amazon’s commitment to Spain. Which will allow us to further improve our support Spanish customers and the growing number of small and medium-sized independent companies. That sell on Amazon and use Amazon Logistics our state of the art facilities offer local employees a great work environment, professional development opportunities, competitive salaries and attractive benefits.”
Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and training programs for employees in Spain
All Amazon fixed employees, both those working in logistics centers in Spain and in corporate offices, receive a competitive salary and a complete package of benefits. Which includes private health insurance from the first day, life insurance, a discount for employees at Amazon.es, and a company pension plan. Amazon offers the employees of its logistics centers an annual minimum salary of more than € 19,300, both in Madrid and in Barcelona, the two regions in which most of its employees are located. They can also benefit from an innovative program called CareerChoice. Which provides funding for adult education, and which offers upfront payment of 95% of tuition and fees associated with the nationally recognized and most demanded courses of up to 8,000 euros in four years.
Amazon has been recognized as the most attractive company to work in Spain by Randstad Employer Brand Research 2018, with more than 7,000 surveys in Spain. Amazon has also been selected by Universum in 2018 as one of the Most Attractive Employers in Spain. More than 22,000 students from 63 Spanish universities placed Amazon in the 5th position in the ranking of Spanish companies for business students, improving their position in this ranking by 5 compared to last year’s edition.