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Amazon Goes on European Hiring Spree

Amazon created and filled more than 6,000 new permanent jobs across the European Union in 2014. That’s the most hiring in a one-year period since Amazon opened its first EU websites in the UK and Germany in 1998. The company now has more than 32,000 permanent employees across the EU.

Xavier Garambois, Vice President of Amazon EU Retail, said even with all of the hiring, the company remains in a phase of heavy investment and has many positions available, which it “looks forward to filling in 2015.”

“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,” Garambois said. “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.”

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.

The 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.

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