Amazon to create 1,500 new jobs in UAE to support growing network
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Amazon to create 1,500 new jobs in UAE to support growing network

Amazon to create 1,500 new jobs in UAE to support growing network

The company plans to create career opportunities across the technology, analytics, and supply chain spaces, among others

Technology company Amazon has announced the creation of 1,500 direct and indirect jobs across the UAE this year, as it expands its footprint to bolster country’s acceleration towards a digital economy.

Amazon is fostering job creation as it increases its fulfillment centre storage capacity by 60 per cent, offering a wider selection of products to customers. By the end of 2021, the company’s storage space in the UAE will be spread over more than 3.7 million cubic feet, enabling Amazon to store millions of products for businesses. The expansion also creates additional jobs through its sellers and delivery partners.

Amazon’s expansion in the UAE creates a diverse range of job opportunities, enabling new career paths to benefit the nation’s talent pool. “In the UAE, we are supporting the community by creating a diverse range of jobs across all sectors – from frontline heroes to technology, analytics, and supply chain roles, we offer jobs in multiple fields with world-class training programmes and a clear path for career advancement,” Prashant Saran, director of operations, Amazon Middle East and North Africa told Gulf Business.

Bringing 20+ years of technology expertise and logistics innovation to the e-commerce sector in the country, we invest in our employees through upskilling and re-skilling programmes empowering our employees with in-demand skill sets and enabling new paths for them.”

The operations expansion in the UAE will be delivered through new openings, closure of older buildings and upgrades. The company’s network in the UAE operates two fulfillment centres, eight delivery stations, three sorting centres, and a network of delivery service partners. To maintain the health and safety of its employees, customers and partners, the company has changed more than 150 processes in its logistics network to date and invested more than $11.5bn globally in 2020 related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The company is adding four new delivery stations that will increase its total area by 70 per cent, speeding up the handling of deliveries and bolstering reach. “We will open four new delivery stations in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Umm Al Quwain, which will bring us closer to more customers across the UAE and speed up delivery time,” adds Saran.

“Our growth in the region continues. Most recently, we launched Amazon.eg in Egypt. We also opened our largest fulfillment centre in Africa, located in Egypt. Earlier this year we announced a 2021 expansion roadmap for Saudi Arabia, increasing our storage capacity and delivery network.”

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