Europe 1 with AFP and Aurélien Fleurot 7:32 am, September 22, 2021

“Employees who join Amazon over the holiday season will have an important role in helping prepare, pack and ship orders,” Amazon says.

In addition, the group specifies that its workforce will reach "14,500 employees on permanent contracts at the end of the year".

Amazon plans to hire 12,000 seasonal workers in France for the end-of-year holiday season, a high point in online consumption and commerce, the American giant announced on Wednesday.

"The positions are to be filled in the French logistics network of Amazon, which includes distribution centers, sorting centers and local delivery agencies", indicates the group, which specifies that its workforce will reach "14,500 employees on permanent contracts at the end of the year".

"Employees who join Amazon during the holiday season will have an important role in helping prepare, pack and ship orders," says Amazon, which is riding the boom in e-commerce further accelerated by the Covid-19 epidemic and health restrictions on physical businesses.

"These are generally contracts of two, three, four months, to pass this peak of activity", specifies on Europe 1 the president of Amazon France Logistics, Ronan Bole.

"And we know that at the beginning of January, we still have activity after peak."

For Ronan Bole, these recruitments are also "the door open to a career at Amazon and the opportunity to get a permanent contract in early 2022". 

1.3 million employees worldwide at the end of 2020

In early September, the company said it wanted to hire 55,000 people in the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region in office positions (human resources, marketing, tech), while it has already recruited more than 450,000 people on American soil since the start of the pandemic. 

At the end of 2020, Amazon had 1.3 million employees worldwide.

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