US retailer Amazon continues to invest in Luxembourg


US-based e-commerce giant Amazon is set to build on its ambitious growth strategy as it looks to create 15,000 full-time jobs in Europe over the next year.

The world’s largest online retailer has announced that it will look to create 1,500 jobs in France, whilst there are more than 470 positions available in Luxembourg.

The company is already the 28th largest employer in Luxembourg, according to national statistics agency STATEC, with 1,210 employees in 2016, up from 880 in 2015.

Amazon’s growth in the Grand Duchy looks set to open up a range of new jobs, from senior management roles to business analyst interns.

The majority of jobs created in Europe will be at dispatch centres in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK.

Amazon also expressed confidence in the UK market following the Brexit vote, announcing an additional 5,000 jobs in the country, taking its total to more than 24,000.

While Amazon has established its European headquarters in Luxembourg, it has yet to build any dispatch centres in the country.