News Article Amazon investment office Romania
by Property Forum | Office

Amazon announced that will open three new offices in Romania and add a further 500 new permanent roles by the end of 2021. Amazon plans to open a new office in Timișoara and two new offices in Iași. The company has a total permanent workforce in Romania of more than 2,500.

Opening in Q2 2021, the office of 340 sqm in Timișoara will focus on Amazon Devices, including Ring home security devices and services, where they will develop and deliver innovative products, features, and services. Opening later in 2021 will be the first of the new offices in Iasi, a lease of 5.500 sqm, based on the existing campus, which will focus on Retail Business Support, which ensures Amazon’s selection and discoverability is optimized for customers, whilst supporting selling partners and category teams.

In 2023, Amazon will move into the new ‘Palas Campus’ in Iași, where the entire Amazon Iasi workforce will be consolidated in a space of 18.000 sqm.  

The new ‘Palas Campus’ in Iași will be home to Compliance Ops, Retail Business Support, Creative Ops & Production, Imaging Support, Customer Behavior Analytics, Information Security & Privacy, Compliance Tech, AWS Global IT, and Content Creation Tools.

Amazon and AWS already have an office in Bucharest, which is home to an Engineering Center, Technology Development, Speech and Language Solutions for Alexa, as well as Alexa Product Testing, which are all tasked with developing and innovating technology solutions and enhancing Amazon’s operations.

"We are very happy to be opening our new offices and creating a further 500 new jobs in Timișoara and Iași. There are many opportunities available as a result of the new offices, in particular for professionals in software and operations, to innovate and advance our products and services supporting our Amazon customers all over the world. Our growing teams will now benefit from modern office buildings with first-rate facilities and increased collaboration and support. We are looking forward to continuing our investments in Romania and proud of the impact we have on Timișoara, Iași, and Bucuresti by recruiting the best professionals from around the country and abroad to Timișoara, Iași, and Bucharest," said Octavian Tanase, General Manager, Amazon România.

Amazon opened its first office in România in 2005 and has invested more than €100 million since.