BERLIN: U.S. on-line retail big Amazon (AMZN.O) plans to open a brand new warehouse in Germany this 12 months and create greater than 2,800 jobs with everlasting contracts in what’s its second-biggest market after america.
That can deliver Amazon’s complete employees in Germany to greater than 20,00zero throughout greater than 35 websites by the top of 2019, the retailer stated in an announcement on Sunday.
It added that its 13th warehouse in Germany could be within the western metropolis of Moenchengladbach.
Amazon has confronted a long-running battle with unions in Germany over higher pay and situations for logistics employees, who’ve staged frequent strikes since 2013.
Earlier, Amazon had introduced plans to supply job coaching to round one-third of its US workforce to assist them acquire abilities to adapt to new applied sciences.
The US tech big stated it could spend $700 million for its Upskilling 2025 program to coach 100,00zero staff to assist them transfer into extra expert roles inside or exterior of Amazon.
The transfer comes amid rising considerations that automation and robots are killing low-skilled jobs and that many employees lack coaching for brand new roles being created by expertise.