Lower Saxony: Amazon is building a new distribution center in the Hanover region

Amazon will open a new distribution center in Hanover-Sehnde. The world’s largest online retailer announced this on June 3, 2020. Previously, the broadcaster NDR had talked about the plans in connection with a visit by the Lower Saxony Minister of Economic Affairs Bernd Althusmann (CDU) to the logistics center in Winsen reported.

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  1. German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn
  2. Hays AG, Munich

Amazon will create around 80 jobs on the approximately 9,700 square meters of the new distribution center. Around 200 drivers will be responsible for delivering the packages to customers at the delivery companies.

The distribution center in Hanover-Sehnde is expected to go into operation in autumn 2020. Althusmann welcomed the investment in the eighth Amazon location in Lower Saxony.

Amazon’s structure explained

Goods are accepted, stored, picked, packed and picked up in the large logistics centers. This is about goods that customers have ordered from Amazon and from marketplace retailers. In the smaller sorting centers, the incoming parcels are sorted by postcode for further dispatch. In a distribution center, Amazon sorts parcels from the logistics centers for delivery to the customer on the last mile. The parcels are delivered from the logistics centers primarily at night. The company does not have a warehouse in a distribution center.

Amazon has 13 logistics centers in Germany, over 25 distribution centers and 6 sorting centers. In Germany, the group has around 13,000 permanent employees in logistics.

Amazon expects sustained growth after Corona

Of the 175,000 workers that Amazon USA hired during the coronavirus pandemic, the group plans to employ many permanently, the reported Reuters news agency. The company announced that it would offer permanent positions to around 125,000 new employees, which corresponds to 70 percent. The other 50,000 would be offered seasonal jobs with contracts of up to 11 months.

Wages increased by $ 2 an hour in the United States and Canada through April. Wages in Europe are also expected to rise by 2 euros. Amazon is thus paying US $ 15 an hour as an entry-level wage to workers at its fulfillment centers in the United States. As of December 31, Amazon had nearly 800,000 full-time and part-time employees worldwide.

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