- The company is investing more in its network of logistics centers in Spain to respond to growing customer demand and better support small independent sellers
- Amazon currently has more than 30 operations centers in Spain and employs more than 12 people in the country
- On September 16, Amazon will celebrate its Career Day: one of the largest job fairs in Spain, in which job seekers will be able to find out about the 1000 positions for permanent jobs that Amazon currently has open in the country
Amazon announced today that it will open a new logistics center in Onda next year. It will be the first center company logistics In the Valencian community, where Amazon is already present with two logistics stations: one in Paterna and another - inaugurated this summer - in Alicante.
Amazon's investment will help meet customer demand and support the growing number of independent small businesses selling on Amazon and they use Amazon's warehousing and delivery service. Amazon already has more than 30 operations centers throughout Spain and this month two new logistics centers will start operating in Illescas (Toledo) and Corvera (Murcia).
“Ten years after our arrival in Spain we continue to invest, with modern, safe and attractive workplaces that employ thousands of talented people who receive a good salary and extensive benefits,” says Fred Pattje, Director of Amazon Customer Fulfillment in France , Italy and Spain. “Amazon employs more than 12 people in Spain and we plan to employ 000 permanent workers by the end of this year. We are proud of the contribution we are making to Spain and its local communities ”.
"Let the world's leading e-commerce company choose Onda to improve your service in Spain is no coincidence. The City Council and Amazon have worked hand in hand for many months so that this news, which involves thousands of jobs, is finally a reality. Through the action plan Onda Logistic we work to facilitate management, apply tax incentives and provide competitive advantages to all companies seeking to invest and grow in the Mediterranean, because if companies do well, they will Onda And the people of Ondenses will do better ”, he explains Carmina Ballester Feliu, Mayor of Onda.
Work at Amazon
Amazon offers a modern, safe and attractive workplace, with competitive salaries and benefits that include private health insurance, a pension plan, and training funds. This includes the Career Choice program, through which the company supports employees to access adult training in their chosen field, financing 95% of tuition and associated fees up to an amount of 8.000 euros in four years.
Arnaldo Quimeso, an employee at the Alicante logistics station, explains: “My experience at Amazon has been fantastic. I started when the Murcia logistics station opened and when they offered jobs at the new Alicante station, I didn't think twice. I like to take on new challenges and Amazon is a company full of opportunities to grow. It is a very dynamic job, you are constantly learning both professionally and personally. Every day you learn something new ”.
Amazon has been recognized with the Top Employer 2021 certification, which validates the quality of the work environment and human resources programs offered to Amazon employees in Spain. The Top Employer certification highlights Amazon's initiatives so that its employees can start and develop their professional careers in a satisfying work environment. In addition, it has been classified by Randstad as the most attractive company to work for in Spain and included in the list of best companies to work for on LinkedIn.
Since the early days of COVID-19, Amazon has worked closely with health authorities to respond proactively, ensuring it continued to serve communities while caring for all employees. Amazon invested $ 11 billion globally in 500 in COVID-related initiatives to help keep its employees safe and get items to customers, implementing more than 2020 process changes, including temperature controls, masks, gloves, improved cleaning and sanitation and regular Covid tests, among others. In Spain, since the beginning of the pandemic, Amazon has bought more than 150 million pairs of gloves, more than 39 million masks, more than 17,9 million units of disinfectant wipes and 74 million liters of bottles of hand sanitizer.
To learn more about working at Amazon, from the range of positions offered to the work environment, through career development, safety and community engagement, visit https://www.aboutamazon.es/lugardetrabajo/.
Career Day 2021
On September 16, Amazon will celebrate Career Day: one of the largest job fairs held in Spain both virtually and physically at the company's new logistics center in Illescas, Toledo.
The event offers those seeking employment the opportunity to see the 1000 positions that Amazon currently has open in Spain. These new positions include all types of profiles and skill levels, from operations to software developers and engineers, business managers, data scientists, as well as cloud experts and solution architects working at Amazon Web Services.
Amazon will also offer 600 virtual career counseling sessions with Amazon recruiters to help participants land their next job. There are positions for people with all kinds of experience and training, from profiles for those looking for their first job to experts in logistics, software development and office personnel. Amazon seeks profiles for jobs in fields such as logistics, IT engineering, supplier and account management, business development, human resources, finance, etc. The main online training program will take place from 10:30 to 12:30, and there will be career counseling sessions throughout the day.
At the Illescas event, which will open its doors at 14:00 p.m., participants will have the opportunity to get to know first-hand the different teams and job opportunities that Amazon offers through its logistics network, electronic commerce, software, cloud, audiovisual, culture and entertainment, as well as Alexa. They will be able to meet and interact with employees who will answer their questions about what it means to work at Amazon and how to apply for a job. There will be multiple recruiters at the event to answer additional questions about the hiring process and provide advice on how to improve candidate CVs and prepare for a job interview. Those interested in going to Illescas should also register at www.amazoncareerday.com. Places to access the event are limited.
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