AMAZON is set to bring 1,000 new jobs to Spain as part of the online retailer’s expansion plans in the next three years according to an announcement on Wednesday November 18.
Along with a new distribution centre in Barcelona, the company’s logistical centre outside Madrid will be enlarged from 32,000 to 75,000 square metres.
With around 400 workers in Spain since they started in the country in 2011, Amazon plan to begin hiring for the new positions at the beginning of next year and the average monthly salaries are expected to start at €1,422.
Employees can expect a 7 per cent raise after 6 months and with the bonus in place the salaries would be €1,599 which Amazon say is 111 per cent more than the minimum.
Madrid’s regional leader, Cristina Cifuentes welcomed the decision, saying it was ‘a positive step.’
Amazon España’s operations director Fred Pattje said:
“We are very satisfied that we can continue investing and creating jobs in Spain so that Amazon customers can receive their order much quicker and enjoy an unimaginable experience when it comes to shopping.”