American online retail Amazon has created 6,000 new, permanent FTE's in Europe over the course of 2014, thanks to sales growth. That means the company now has 32,000 European employees.
Most new jobs in Germany
"We are still in a phase of investment and look forward to being able to fill more positions in 2015", Xavier Garambois told Reuters. The vice president for EU retail added that European demand had never been greater.
Out of 6,000 new jobs, 1,200 were created in Germany, where Amazon already has 10,000 FTE's on top of more than 10,000 seasonal workers. Aside from the United States, Germany is Amazon's largest market.
Nevertheless, the company still faces plenty of strikes and labour union complaints in Germany. They want Amazon to pay its employees in distribution centers higher wages, but the company will not budge. German labour union, Ver.di, is now trying to entice other European countries to fight Amazon on its stance as well.