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Amazon Opens New Logistics Center in Germany

Amazon Germany logistics center

Amazon Germany logistics centerAmazon announced it is opening a new logistics center in Mönchengladbach, Germany, creating 1,000 full-time jobs. The company said it is opening the center due to increasing customer demand and to expand product choice and support a growing number of independent small businesses.

Press release follows, translated through Google Translate:

Amazon announced today plans to open a new logistics center in Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia. More than 1,000 full-time jobs will be created in the region. Amazon already employs several thousand people in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Amazon continues to expand its German logistics network to respond to growing customer demand, expand product choice, and support a growing number of independent, small businesses selling and shipping their products through the Amazon Marketplace via Amazon Shipping.

“We look forward to expanding our network with the new logistics center in Mönchengladbach and thus creating more than 1,000 full-time jobs,” says Roy Perticucci, head of the European logistics network. “North Rhine-Westphalia offers a fantastic infrastructure and dedicated employees, which we would like to include in our Amazon team – with competitive wages and extensive additional benefits from the first day.”

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Hans Wilhelm Reiners, Lord Mayor of Mönchengladbach, says: “With Amazon, another global player is coming to Mönchengladbach, which is investing heavily and creating many new jobs here. The settlement continues the positive, dynamic development of our growing city. The new building underlines the importance of Mönchengladbach as an excellent logistics location in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and Europe. ”

Dr. Ulrich Schückhaus, Managing Director of WFMG – Wirtschaftsförderung Mönchengladbach GmbH, adds: “We are pleased that Amazon is further expanding its network with the Mönchengladbach location. The project fits in very well with our digitization strategy, which will be the focus of attention over the next few years. ”

Amazon offers employees competitive wages and extensive benefits from day one. All permanently employed logistics employees earn at least 12.22 euros gross per hour after two years. In addition, Amazon offers additional benefits such as performance-related bonuses, a special Christmas bonus and employee shares. With these extras, a permanent employee earns an average of 2,621 euros gross per month after two years. In addition, there is a free life and occupational disability insurance, a pension fund and staff discounts. The canteens of the German logistics centers are subsidized by Amazon and cook fresh, healthy food at low prices.

In addition, Amazon offers innovative programs such as ” Career Choice “, in which Amazon promotes the professional training of employees. Amazon covers 95 percent of the cost of nationwide recognized courses. The upper limit is € 8,000 per employee over a period of up to four years.

Amazon has created more than 16,000 permanent jobs in the Amazon Offices, R & D centers, customer service centers, and logistics locations in Germany. In addition, many jobs have been created in the environment: For example, the dealers on Amazon Marketplace have created around 90,000 jobs in Germany alone.

SOURCE: Amazon.de Press Release

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