Feeds

Amazon bids adieu to French jobs

Le downsizing et la centralisation

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Business security measures using SSL

Amazon is to downsize its French back office, resulting in an unspecified number of job losses.

The giant e-tailer has confirmed that it plans to centralise "several business functions" to the UK and US. But it says it will still maintain a presence in France.

The company is still committed to "creating a viable and competitive business in France but we are consolidating our organization so we can take advantage of the Amazon Group’s improved technology and central processes, so we can better serve customers, save money and be competitive."

Anyone who doesn't find alternative work in the company will receive a "generous package with severance and significant social measures". Which is nice.

Amazon also confirmed that it is looking to make "some changes within the site development team in the UK", but declined to comment further on a Register report last week that 20 workers could be axed, except to say that the figure was "grossly inflated".

It also declined to comment about how many jobs have been lost in total as it carries out its "centralisation of business functions".

A spokeswoman told us: "On a global level, Amazon has made changes to all our locations regarding the centralisation of business functions over the past years and months."

Related stories

Amazon axes 20 UK jobs, claim insiders
Amazon goes to court to fire Toysrus.com
Toys'R'Us spits dummy at Amazon exclusivity deal

Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!
Redmond sporran metrics get one in the ten ring
Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel
Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please
'Platform for piracy' must be punished, or it'll kill us in FIVE YEARS
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought
Losses of more than $2 BILLION loom over troubled Japanese corp
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.