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6,000 full-time employees in the last year

Amazon has 32,000 permanent staff in the European Union


Amazon said in a statement they had employed 6,000 full-time employees in Europe last year to bring the company´s total EU workforce up to 32,000 with the new jobs created in logistics centers, customer service, software development, supply chain management and design.
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The Seattle-based retailer Amazon, which now employs 32,000 people in Europe, said the new jobs were created in customer service, software development, logistics, data centres, supply chain management and design. Amazon hired 6000 new employees at more than 50 locations across the EU in 2014, including corporate offices, fulfillment centers, software development centers, and customer service centers.

"We are still in a phase of investment and look forward to being able to fill more positions in 2015," said Xavier Garambois, Amazon vice president for EU retail, adding that customer demand in Europe was bigger than ever.

Europe represents a quarter of the company, with the number of employees in the region now totalling 132,600. The figure represents Amazon´s biggest expansion in Europe since the company launched its UK and German websites back in 1998. Amazon said around 1,200 of the new jobs were in Germany, its second-biggest market after the United States where it employs 10,000 warehouse staff plus more than 10,000 seasonal workers. Britain had the next most new positions with the rest spread around other countries.

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