New Amazon Facility To Open Near Prerov in 2023, Creating 2,000 Jobs
Global internet retail giant Amazon is building a new logistics center in Kojetin industrial park near Prerov in the Olomouc Region, which should create over 2,000 jobs when it opens in 2023. The centre will process small orders, such as books, electronics and consumer goods, and will be equipped with modern technology, including robotic units, to reduce order processing time. Photo credit: Freepik (illustrative photo).
The ongoing construction of the new Amazon facility in the industrial park in Kojetin is scheduled for completion next year, and will come into full operation in 2023, the company announced this week. The facility will be equipped with modern technology, including robotic units, to reduce order processing time.
According to Michal Šmíd, General Manager of Amazon for the Czech Republic, the new distribution centre will allow the company to offer more products and support a growing number of independent small businesses that sell their goods through its e-shop. The Kojetin centre will prepare and dispatch smaller items to customers, such as books, electronics and consumer goods.
Amazon has already started recruiting the first staff for the centre, beginning with specialized professionals. The full recruitment process is planned for the second quarter of 2022. “The new jobs will complement 4,000 existing permanent jobs that we have already created in the Czech Republic, and this is a result we are proud of,” said Šmíd in a press release.
Amazon has been operating in the Czech Republic since 2013. The company’s first distribution centre in the country opened in 2015, and it now employs over 3,000 permanent staff. The company employs a further 1,000 specialized staff in corporate offices in the center of Prague.