February 20, 2017

Amazon to create record 15,000 new full-time jobs across Europe in 2017

Amazon plans to grow its European-based workforce from over 50,000 today to over 65,000 by the end of the year

In addition to direct full-time employment, Amazon businesses such as Marketplace, Amazon Web Services and Kindle Direct Publishing continue to create thousands of jobs for people across Europe who want to start and run their own business

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February 20, 2017

Amazon Germany to create 2000 new full-time positions in 2017

Number of Amazon Germany employees to grow to 16,500 by year end. In addition to the new full-time positions, other Amazon services such as Amazon Marketplace, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) will continue to create thousands of jobs for people who build their own businesses across Europe.

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December 13, 2016

Amazon Web Services Supports Cloud Growth in UAE

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced today the opening of an office in Dubai on January 1, 2017. After working closely with the Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), the office will be launched to support organisations of all sizes, from startups to government institutions and some of the Middle East’s historic and most established enterprises, as they make the transition to the AWS Cloud.

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December 6, 2016

What the new "Amazon Business" service offers business customers

Florian Boehme

Florian Boehme, Senior Manager Amazon Business Germany, talks about the new service for business customers.

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October 20, 2016

Amazon Launchpad announces Kickstarter collection across three European countries

Amazon Launchpad has announced the launch of the Kickstarter Collection featuring products by exciting new startups now available for purchase on Amazon Launchpad. Startups featured in the Kickstarter Collection include Gamely, SAM Labs and Musaic, among others.

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October 13, 2016

Amazon to Support Cloud Growth in Belgium

Amazon Web Services has announced the opening of its first office in Belgium and will open in 2017. The Brussels-based office will support government organizations and businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to Europe’s oldest and most established enterprises, as they make the transition to the AWS Cloud.

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September 29, 2016

Expanding operations in Milan

ITDevStation

We recently announced the opening of a new delivery station in Milan allowing us to increase the capacity of our operations in the Lombardy region.

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September 22, 2016

Handmade at Amazon

HandmadeAmazon

Across Europe today we are announcing a new way for artisans like jewelry-makers and potters to grow their businesses online.

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September 20, 2016

Amazon Echo and Alexa coming to Europe

Echo SmartHome

We’re bringing Alexa, the brain that powers Amazon Echo, to Europe, along with two Alexa-enabled devices: Echo and the all-new Echo Dot.

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September 19, 2016

Amazon Academy: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

New Machine Learning Development Centre in Turin

On October 13 we will bring our popular Academy series to Brussels for the first time.

Invited speakers include Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, Werner Vogels, VP and CTO of Amazon and Xavier Garambois, Vice-president of EU Retail at Amazon.

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July 25, 2016

Amazon Partners with UK Government to Explore Safe Use of Drones for Delivery

We are pleased to announce a new programme with the UK Government to explore the steps needed to make the delivery of parcels by small drones a reality for our customers.

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July 22, 2016

Amazon to open a New Machine Learning Development Center in Turin

New Machine Learning Development Centre in Turin

Amazon today announced that it will open a new Development Center in Turin focused on developing Machine Learning capabilities for Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service behind Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Tap.

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July 14, 2016

New Madrid corporate office announced to support continued growth and hiring

New Madrid Headquarters

Amazon’s new Spanish headquarters will be located in the upcoming business district of Méndez Álvaro and plans to open in summer 2017. The building, a renovated industrial site from early 20th century, will move our Spain headquarters from Pozuelo de Alarcón to the new 12,000 square meters building in downtown Madrid. The new site will host Amazon’s current 400 corporate employees and provide us with total capacity for over 1,000 professionals as it continues to invest, expand and create new jobs in Spain.

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June 30, 2016

Amazon Launchpad: New Programme Helps Startups Bring Innovative Products to Millions of Amazon Customers

The new Amazon Launchpad store on Amazon.fr is the third Amazon website in Europe featuring products from startups seeking to launch, market, and distribute their products to millions of potential Amazon customers around the world.

The announcement about expanding Launchpad to France was confirmed by Amazon's Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Jay Carney, at the Viva Tech Conference in Paris.

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May 30, 2016

Amazon to create 500 new high tech jobs in Ireland

Amazon has announced it will create 500 new jobs in Ireland, the latest step in Amazon’s plan to create thousands of European jobs.

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May 25, 2016

Our wish list for a DSM that supports small firms and consumers online

Amazon approaches the EU as a single market and we continue to launch services to make this vision become a reality.

For example, we're playing our part to help small firms, with our recently announced European Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) program. This will simplify many of the administrative barriers that discouraged innovative ecommerce businesses from broadening their horizons beyond their home country.

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May 10, 2016

New Austrian Development Center to support Prime Air

Some of the best and brightest minds in the computer vision field are joining us to develop safety features for Prime Air and we're excited to welcome these new Amazonians.

Based at our new Amazon Development Center in Austria, the team will use its experience in computer vision — the discipline of teaching machines how to see — to help develop "sense and avoid" technology for small drones. Since the start of April nearly a dozen PhDs in computer science are working at the Center.

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May 3, 2016

New Amazon Pan-European Fulfilment Programme to boost SME exports to EU countries

Luxembourg - Amazon has today announced the launch of its Pan-European Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) programme. This new service will help sellers of any size export to millions of Amazon customers across the EU more efficiently than ever before.

Amazon customers in turn will be able to receive thousands of new products from sellers across the EU, whilst benefitting from faster shipping times and lower delivery costs.

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April 9, 2016

Amazon opening new Software Development Center in downtown Madrid, Creating 50 Tech Jobs

Amazon is opening its latest Software Development Center in downtown Madrid to build innovative features and services for its websites and mobile apps. This new, Madrid-based technical team will play a key role in innovating on the shopping experience of Amazon customers across its five European websites, from personalization and machine learning to advanced search and new programs and services for Amazon Prime members.

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December 7, 2015

Why we're excited by Europe's pragmatic drone regulation plans

Amazon Prime Air, a future delivery system that will get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using small drones, is one invention we are incredibly passionate about. We are committed to making Prime Air available to customers worldwide as soon as we are permitted to do so.

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Past Posts
Amazon to create record 15,000 new full-time jobs across Europe in 2017 (20/2/2017)

Amazon Germany to create 2000 new full-time positions in 2017 (20/2/2017)

What the new "Amazon Business" service offers business customers (06/12/2016)

Amazon Web Services Supports Cloud Growth in UAE (13/12/2016)

Amazon Launchpad announces Kickstarter collection across three European countries (20/10/2016)

Amazon to Support Cloud Growth in Belgium (13/10/2016)

Expanding operations in Milan (29/09/2016)

Handmade at Amazon (22/09/2016)

Amazon Echo and Alexa coming to Europe (20/09/2016)

Amazon Academy: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (19/09/2016)

Amazon Partners with UK Government to Explore Safe Use of Drones for Delivery (25/07/2016)

Amazon to open a New Machine Learning Development Center in Turin (22/07/2016)

New Madrid corporate office announced to support continued growth and hiring (14/07/2016)

Amazon Launchpad: New Programme Helps Startups Bring Innovative Products to Millions of Amazon Customers (30/06/2016)

Amazon to create 500 new high tech jobs in Ireland (30/05/2016)

Our wish list for a DSM that supports small firms and consumers online (25/05/2016)

New Austrian Development Center to support Prime Air (10/05/2016)

New Amazon Pan-European Fulfilment Programme to boost SME exports to EU countries (3/05/2016)

Amazon opening new Software Development Center in downtown Madrid, Creating 50 Tech Jobs (09/04/2016)

Why we're excited by Europe's pragmatic drone regulation plans (7/12/2015)