Streaming giant Netflix has announced it will create 400 jobs at its new European customer service hub which opened this week in Amsterdam. Supporting customers across 11 European countries (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden and the UK), the multilingual hub will employ initially a workforce of 170, growing to 345 by the end of 2017 and surpassing 400 by the end of 2018.
Marking the global launch last month of Las Chicas del Cable, Netflix’s first original series from Spain, the company has also confirmed plans to announce at least six new European original projects before the end of 2017. The first of these, Dogs of Berlin, will be written, produced and shot in Germany before launching in 2018. The second, a new French original called Osmosis, is expected to begin production in France in 2018.
“We are delighted to announce the creation of jobs in Europe and the opening of our new customer service hub in Amsterdam, as well as two new European original series. Europe is a creative centre for great storytelling that resonates around the world and we continue to invest in European content,” said Reed Hastings, Netflix co-founder and CEO.