Amazon hires record number of staff across Europe

Amazon hires record number of staff across Europe

Amazon has revealed it set a “record” of new hires across Europe, hiring 6,000 people across 2014.

The jobs were filled in more than 50 locations, the company said, spanning across software development engineers, machine learning experts, datacenter technicians, packaging engineers, computational linguists, site merchandisers, supply chain managers, buyers, designers, fulfilment centre associates, and customer service representatives.  

The 6,000 hires in 2014 brings the total number the company employs across the European Union to 32,000.

Xavier Garambois, vice president of Amazon EU Retail, said: “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. 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.”

He added the company “remains in a phase of heavy investment” and will fill more positions in 2015.