The strong pull of hiring in Amazon began in 2018,
The strong pull of hiring in Amazon began in 2018, As CincoDías has learned, between 70-75% of the 8,000 jobs that will be created in the last two years are for logistics; the rest, for the corporate part of business support, for their software development centers (the two they have in Madrid and Barcelona already have around 600 people), for the vendor support center they have in Barcelona (which has a staff of about 1,000 people ) and for your business in the cloud (AWS).
The strong pull of hiring in Amazon began in 2018, although the company started its activity in the country in 2011, and said impulse is closely linked to the opening of logistics centers in Spain by the company. “In 2018 we had the San Fernando de Henares center in Madrid and the Prat de Llobregat center in Barcelona, and today we have more than 30, including logistics centers, logistics stations, and distribution centers),” says a company spokesperson. The company has also announced the opening by mid-2022 of three data centers in Aragon, which will constitute its cloud region in Spain, and which will generate, according to the multinational, 1,300 full-time jobs.
“It is logical that Amazon hires professionals at this speed for all its eCommerce areas. The pandemic has shown that some win and others lose, and what is growing is an electronic commerce and the maximum representative is Amazon”, says Fernando Aparicio, CEO of Amvos Digital. This eCommerce expert does not find it strange, moreover, that most of the contracts are destined for its logistics centers since storage and distribution capacities are essential to offer a comprehensive solution for user satisfaction in their journey as a digital consumer. .
“This fact shows that they are investing in that critical part of electronic commerce, which is logistics, and that is where they show the most competitive advantage. There are the barriers to entry from Amazon to other competitors, and there is no one to cough them up. They are betting on consolidating an area where they really make a big difference to the rest, because companies like Aliexpress, for example, do not have logistics centers in Spain, so the only thing they do is increase their leadership”, continues Aparicio. According to E-Show Magazine, Amazon had a 15.7% share of the total e-commerce market in Spain in 2019, far behind Aliexpress and El Corte Inglés.
The reinforcement of Amazon’s workforce in Spain, where it claims to have invested more than 6,800 million since 2011 in infrastructure and facilities, shipments and transportation, salaries and benefits for employees, as well as other logistics expenses, is not exclusive.