Amazon announces that it has created more than 4,500 permanent jobs in Italy in 2021 during 2021, thus reaching a quota of over 14,000 employees, always permanent. A result that exceeds the plan announced last June by 50%. Amazon has more than doubled the number of its employees in Italy since the end of 2019, when it employed just 6,900 people. In recent years, Amazon has also created jobs in areas traditionally sapped by high levels of unemployment. Today, Amazon employs about 5,000 people on an indefinite basis in Central and Southern Italy. Over the next three years, these areas will benefit from an additional 1100 jobs. One thing to note is that the vast majority of Amazon employees live in the territories that host its offices and fulfillment centers.
Amazon: more and more employees in Italy
Mariangela Marseglia, VP Country Manager Amazon.it and Amazon.es
This is the statement by Mariangela Marseglia, VP Country Manager Amazon.it and Amazon.es:
The doubling of permanent jobs in Italy in the last two years underlines the contribution to the country’s economic recovery through our Italy Plan. Our support for the growth of the Italian economy takes the form of supporting local communities through both the creation of qualified jobs in each of our 50 sites in the area, and investments for the digitization of SMEs.
The talented people we have hired will continue to develop the digital and physical infrastructure that today supports more than 18,000 Italian small businesses in providing products and services to millions of customers around the world. Italian SMEs selling on Amazon have created more than 50,000 jobs as a direct result of their relationship with Amazon. Much has been said about how e-commerce has grown during the two years of the pandemic, – continues Marseglia – but even these numbers show that this growth has generated new quality jobs, about 100,000 direct and indirect, and has contributed to the growth of the country’s economy in line with the strategic objectives of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan.
In this context, the protocols signed in 2021 represent further proof of our commitment to establish a constructive and responsible dialogue in the country in terms of industrial relations.
On the same wavelength Federico Freni, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy and Finance:
The creation of jobs by Amazon is excellent news for the entire country system and shows that Italy offers important investment opportunities for international companies. In such a delicate moment, it is important to continue to consolidate employment levels, confirming and even increasing commitment even in the worst moments of the crisis.
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