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Amazon to create 200 jobs in capital

AMAZON, the well-known online bookstore and market place, confirmed on June 14 that it plans to open a seller support centre in Bratislava. The investment is expected to bring more than 200 new jobs to Slovakia’s capital by the end of 2012.

AMAZON, the well-known online bookstore and market place, confirmed on June 14 that it plans to open a seller support centre in Bratislava. The investment is expected to bring more than 200 new jobs to Slovakia’s capital by the end of 2012.

The centre, Amazon’s first in Slovakia, should cover an area of about 2,200 square metres. The unit will supplement existing centres in Germany and Ireland, and will deliver business-to-business support to clients who use Amazon’s websites to sell their products. With over 2 million of these merchants around the world, items sold via third-party sellers represent over 30 percent of all orders placed via Amazon websites, the company reported.

Economy Minister Juraj Miškov announced that the company will receive no investment incentives or support from the government, since the centre will be located in Bratislava Region, which is not included in the government’s system of support for investments.

“We are very glad that such an investor is coming, without any support,” Miškov said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Amazon is currently recruiting full-time seller support associates and listing specialists with German or English fluency.


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