US online shopping giant Amazon said Thursday it plans to create 2,000 permanent full-time jobs in France this year as consumers are making more and more of their purchases via the internet. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale: Best deals on headphones, speakers, powerbanks under Rs 1000
“The jobs are at all levels of skills” even if “the overwhelming majority of the positions are for fulfilling orders,” Amazon’s director in France Frederic Duval told AFP. Also Read - iPhone 12 for iPhone 11 launch price at Flipkart Big Saving Days sale, iPhone 12 Mini alse sees discount
The new jobs will be across Amazon’s distribution centres in France, as well as its offices in the Paris region, and take overall staff to 7,500. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42
Amazon said it has invested more than two billion euros ($2.5 billion) in France since 2010 and created more than 1,500 jobs in France last year.
However Amazon, along with other US tech companies, has also been at loggerheads with French authorities over taxes as they structure sales to pass through other European countries where tax rates are lower.
Amazon announced earlier this month it had reached an agreement with French tax authorities under which it will now register French sales in France.