U.S. online retailer Amazon.com Inc will open its fifth logistics center in Poland this year, it said on Monday, seeking to benefit from the country's relatively low wages and proximity to the large German market.
The decision adds to a trend of multinational companies opening shared services and logistics centers in the European Union's largest eastern member to tap its relatively large and skilled workforce.
The new logistics center in Poland, where unemployment is already at a record low of about 8 percent, could also help insulate Amazon's business from the risk of frequent labor strikes in neighboring Germany.
Amazon currently employs over 7,000 people on regular job contracts in its three centers in western Poland, close to the border with Germany.
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