The increase will bring Amazon’s total number of permanent staff to 9,300 by end 2019 and reflects the group’s commitment to the French market where it has invested over €2 billion ($2.26 billion) since 2010, the statement said, Reuters reported.
Amazon has been expanding steadily in France where it has 20 sites, including six logistics centers, the most recent slated to open over summer in Brétigny-sur-Orge near Paris.
Amazon is the ecommerce leader in France with a market share of 17.3 percent, but its grocery market share stands at just two percent, according to Kantar data.
The US group, which has run its Amazon Prime express delivery service in Paris since 2016, has made no secret of its desire to launch a grocery delivery service in France as part of its ambitions to expand in food retail.
In April, it expanded its partnership with French food retailer Casino with Amazon installing pickup lockers in Casino stores and making more of the French company’s products available on Amazon.