The health crisis has allowed Amazon to strengthen its positions in France, despite the controversies. The group plans to create 3,000 permanent jobs in France, and the opening of ten new sites.
Taken to task by several political figures during the second confinement of last November and subject to demonstrations each time the company wants to set up a new site, Amazon persists, however, and has announced the creation of 3,000 open-ended jobs this year. In addition to the 9,300 direct employees announced in November by Frédéric Duval, the CEO of Amazon France, 2,200 permanent contracts created last year, plus the 3,000 announced for 2021. The French branch of the online commerce giant will employ a total of 14,500 employees. The new recruits will be warehouse order pickers, but also engineers, young graduates, human resources managers, IT specialists, health and safety specialists.
Jobs at all positions
Amazon recalls that these recruitments carried out within its logistics network are part of a national agreement with Pôle Emploi. The regions that will benefit will be Ile-de-France, Hauts-de-France, Center-Val-de-Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Grand-Est, in order of importance. In addition, the group reiterates its commitment to diversity and equal opportunities in recruitment, “ in particular to contribute to the integration of young people from priority neighborhoods “.
About ten additional sites
And that’s not all. Amazon France will also come out of the ground around ten new sites this year. Including a large distribution center with an area of 50,000 square meters near Metz. Smaller sites will be established in Normandy, near Perpignan or near Quimper. Jobs and investments despite the health crisis: Amazon and its services have become essential for millions of French people.