INTERNET shopping giant Amazon is advertising for 2,500 jobs in the run-up to Christmas in its four distribution centres at Saran (Loiret), Montélimar (Drôme), Châlon-sur-Saône (Saône-et-Loire) et Lauwin-Planque (Nord), plus for its office in Paris.
Most of the jobs are seasonal for the Christmas rush, but the Paris ones will be long-term as the company is developing its evening delivery service to allow same-day delivery of orders.
Amazon has also improved its general delivery service, with 5.2million items available for delivery in 2-3 working days from the previous 3-7 days.
The giant Lauwin-Planque site will also be hiring staff on permanent CDI contracts at the beginning of next year – which will be another boost for the area, where unemployment is higher than average.
It is thought up to 250 will be hired, making it the largest Amazon centre in France with 1,100 staff, and manager Roman Bolé told Le Figaro that he would be hiring all ages “as long as they are willing”.
The company is also targeting the luxury market as it has started a “Beauté Prestige” section, which sells perfumes such as Paul & Joe, L’Artisan Parfumeur and Miller Harris along with a range of beauty services.