Online warehouse Amazon aims to open two brand new logistics centres in the Czech Republic, bringing some 10,000 job opportunities with it.
Size of 13 football fields
The centres will be built close to the Prague airport and in Brno, the country’s second largest city, according to Czech press agency CTK. Each centre will occupy 95,000 sqm, some 13 football fields. 4,000 full-time equivalents will be employed, and up to 6,000 additional seasonal workers.
The American giant had previously announced three new Polish logistics centres, allegedly to be able to follow increased European demand for e-commerce. Another benefit is that this would diminish its dependence on Germany: Amazon has been locking horns with German labour union Ver.di for months over (low) wages, a conversation with seemingly no end in sight.
Translation by: Gary Peeters