For a job created by Amazon France Logistique, conventional commerce loses 2.2. That is what the previous secretary of state for digital calculated Mounir Mahjoubi in a notice entitled “Amazon: in direction of infinity and Pôle Emploi! “. In this 15-page document printed Thursday night, the LREM deputy from the 19th arrondissement of Paris estimates that the e-commerce platform destroyed 7,900 jobs in France in 2018. On the similar time, the Kantar agency estimates its enterprise quantity at 6.6 billion euros together with tax.
Mounir Mahjoubi arrives on the determine of seven,900 jobs destroyed by deducting hires from Amazon and its third-party sellers the roles misplaced within the bodily commerce due to the actions of the location. Or 12,337 jobs created for 20,239 jobs misplaced. “Every time it conquers one euro of turnover, Amazon wants far fewer workers than different gamers within the sector to hold it,” summarizes Mounir Mahjoubi. It destroys jobs in native commerce, supermarkets and on-line rivals. “
Amazon wonders in regards to the methodology of the examine
In response to the calculations of the previous minister, each Amazon employee thus brings 600,000 euros in turnover on common the place a job in a conventional enterprise represents 270,000 euros. “This excessive productiveness is obtained at the price of disputed managerial practices, denounces Mounir Mahjoubi. The women and men of its logistics facilities work at a frantic and timed tempo. “
“Why didn't he act when he was in authorities? »Factors out, sarcastic, Raphaël Pradeau, the spokesperson for Attac (Affiliation for the taxation of economic transactions and for citizen motion). The affiliation, which is itself about to publish a report denouncing the fiscal, social and environmental influence of Amazon in France, shares the identical estimate of two jobs destroyed for one created. An American examine carried out in November 2016 by the Institute for Native Self-Reliance had additionally arrived on the similar ratio.
Contacted, Amazon questions the methodology of the examine which makes “assumptions by way of turnover and by way of influence on employment. No direct hyperlink was discovered. “The platform recollects that quite the opposite,” in response to the Directorate-Basic for Enterprises, the commerce sector has created greater than 100,000 jobs in three years and Amazon is proud to participate in this job growth in France. We straight created 1,500 everlasting jobs in 2017, 2,000 in 2018 and 1,800 in 2019, in addition to 1000’s of oblique jobs in companion corporations that use our providers for his or her exercise. “
“It’s crucial to control the influence of those main gamers”
“What we are going to present within the report, broadcasts Raphaël Pradeau from Attac, is that the working circumstances at Amazon are at present being utilized to different service suppliers, reminiscent of La Poste. As a result of Amazon is each its first buyer and its most important competitor. “
For the activist, the American large exerts unlawful competitors in comparison with French merchants, whether or not bodily or on-line. “As Amazon practices tax evasion in Luxembourg, it escapes tax and it may well promote merchandise at costs that may be at a loss for all of the others, smaller than it”, laments Raphaël Pradeau.
For his half, Mounir Majhoubi intends to launch parliamentary workshops within the coming weeks on Amazon regulation. “It’s crucial to control the influence of those main gamers on the financial system and the setting, precisely as we did for supermarkets,” argues the previous secretary of state.
Within the meantime, the deputy calls on the French who “can play politics with their wallets”. A couple of days from Black friday, this huge business operation coming from America scheduled for Friday, November 29, it invitations customers to seek the advice of the platform “Christmas for SMEs”, which lists French retailers.