Amazon continues to expand its logistics network in Italy and today announces the inauguration, in 2022, of a new distribution center in San Salvo, in the province of Chieti, to meet the growing demand from customers and support the SMEs that relies
The new factory will create another 1000 permanent jobs within three years of opening, which will be added to the 3000 jobs that Amazon has already carried out in 2021. Overall, in our country, the company headed by Andy Jassy intends to reach a 12,500-year-old level of recruitment.
The Commission notes that the new centre will be launched by the Amazon press release and will involve an additional investment of over EUR 150 million.
“We are proud and enthusiastic to expand our business with our first distribution center in Abruzzo,” said Stefano Perego, VP Amazon EU Operations. “Over the past ten years we have invested significantly in the country and have hired thousands of talented workers in a safe, modern and positive working environment who have received competitive wages and numerous benefits since day one. Amazon has invested more than $1.5 billion globally since the beginning of the pandemic and has introduced more than 150 new processes to safeguard the health of our employees. The announcement of this new opening is a further proof of our commitment to people and local communities in Italy. The addition of these 1,000 new workers will help Amazon to exceed the 12,500 permanent jobs created in Italy in just over 10 years, a result of which we are particularly proud.
This new distribution centre, like the ones previously opened, will also use Amazon Robotics technology to ensure the health and well-being of employees. The selection will start in 2022 and employees will be hired at the fifth level of the National Contract of Transportation and Logistics.
In the meantime, again with a view to expanding its activities in Italy, Amazon launched Prime Wardrobe, through which it launched the challenge to Zalando and traditional clothing stores. On yesterday Amazon also announced its smart TVs that will initially only be available in the USA.