1000 new jobs in Gera: Amazon builds a state-of-the-art logistics center in Thuringia
About 130 million euros are invested by Amazon in its new logistics location in the city of Gera. The online retailer plans to start operations in eastern Thuringia before the beginning of the 2021 Christmas season and will create around 1,000 new jobs.
The new logistics center will be the second Amazon site in Thuringia, besides the distribution center in Erfurt; which opened in 2019 and currently employs 500 people. The investment is a further expansion of Amazon's German logistics network to meet growing customer demand and broaden its product selection. In addition, Amazon supports a growing number of German companies that sell on Amazon, using warehousing and delivery via "fulfillment by amazon."
In the framework of the "Climate Pledge", the voluntary commitment to be CO2 neutral by 2040, the logistics center in Gera integrates the latest environmental standards in terms of energy efficiency and the responsible use of resources. The site has also applied for gold certification from the DGNB, the German Sustainable Building Council.
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