Amazon to add 7,000 employees in Europe

amazonlogo11As part of its expansion into Europe, Amazon.com is hiring 6,000 permanent workers for three new logistics centers in Poland.

The new centers in Poland will be up-and-running by 2015 and there could be as many as 9,000 temporary employees hired there. There was some speculation that Amazon’s expansion into Poland stemmed from potential closing of German factories due to employee strikes.

An Amazon spokesperson, however, told Reuters that the company has no plans to shut down any of its European logistics centers, while noting a new Amazon center in Berlin that will soon employ 1,000 more workers.

Amazon’s last official worldwide employee count as of June 30 was at 97,000.