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Amazon announces major £1bn investment in France, creating 3,000 jobs

Written by Thu 16 May 2024

Amazon has announced it would invest £1 billion ($1.3 billion) into its operations in France and, in the process, create more than 3,000 new long-term jobs in the country.

Amazon said it would continue to invest in the country to boost its logistics network and cloud infrastructure.

“It is further evidence of our commitment to offer fast and reliable deliveries to customers, and to enable organisations in France to continue to build and modernise their business using the AWS cloud and the range of generative artificial intelligence services they can access and build there,” said Russ Grandinetti, Senior Vice President, International Stores at Amazon.

Since Amazon entered France, the tech firm estimates it has invested over £17.1 billion ($21.7 billion) into the country to develop infrastructure, create jobs and innovate. As a result of the strong relationship between Amazon and France, the tech company now employs more than 22,000 full-time staff, making them the largest net creator of jobs in France since 2010.

This announcement follows an earlier commitment to create 2,000 jobs in France in 2024, with the tech giant already running more than 35 logistics centres in the country. When completed, it is hoped the investment will reduce the time it takes to deliver products to customers, boost the customer experience and help contribute to lower carbon emissions.

As demand for cloud infrastructure continues to grow in France, this investment will support businesses in the country to unlock the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI). By expanding cloud capacity, Amazon said they are ’empowering organisations in France to fully harness the potential of transformative AI technologies to spur innovation, enhance competitiveness, and create new business value’.

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Written by Thu 16 May 2024

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