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Amazon wants to create almost 3,000 new jobs in Germany

Amazon wants to create almost 3,000 new jobs in Germany

Like many other American companies, Amazon is repeatedly criticized. In addition to the negative press, there is now good news again, because the company wants to create more than 2,800 new jobs in Germany. That only applies to this year, according to a press release. “By the end of 2019, Amazon wants more than […]

Like many other American companies, Amazon is repeatedly criticized. In addition to the negative press, there is now good news again, because the company wants to create more than 2,800 new jobs in Germany. That only applies to this year, according to a press release. “By the end of 2019, Amazon wants to create more than 2,800 additional permanent jobs in Germany. So the company will employ more than 20,000 people across the country. “

Amazon: criticism of wage structuring

However, the criticisms of recent years are not entirely unfounded. Again there were new strikes at Amazon’s German locations in July 2019. After all, new jobs don’t automatically mean these jobs are fair. Additionally, Verdi requires a collective salary as in the retail and mail order business for Amazon employees.

“While Amazon is being hunted for deeply discounted Prime Day bargains, employees are being denied a living wage deal,” criticized Ver.di retail expert Akman.

Customer discounts can be paid by Amazon “through tariff flights and low wages for its own employees,” said the unionist. “That has to end.” Wages and salaries at Amazon should no longer be “determined according to the owner’s form.”

Amazon, on the other hand, advertises itself with fair wages and that already at the start of new employees:

Employees of German logistics centers start with a salary equivalent to at least 10.78 euros gross per hour. After two years, it’s an average of almost EUR 2,400 (2,397) gross per month, including performance-related bonuses and special payments. In addition, employees benefit from shares and other extras such as paid overtime, life and work disability insurance or company pension plans. Amazon also subsidizes the canteens of the fulfillment centers, which offer healthy food at affordable prices.