Amazon to generate 1,500 new jobs in UAE; Eyes regional expansion

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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American eCommerce giant Amazon is planning to create 1,500 direct and indirect employment in the UAE this year, in order to support its regional expansion plans and the Emirates’ transition to a digital economy.

According to the statement, the expansion will enable the company to provide a smarter, faster, and more consistent service to consumers and communities. Amazon is generating jobs by increasing the storage capacity of its fulfillment centers by 60 percent, allowing customers to choose from a greater range of products.

The company said, “By the end of 2021, its storage space in the UAE will be spread over more than 3.7 million cubic feet, which is equivalent to approximately 40 Olympic-sized swimming pools, allowing Amazon to store millions of products for businesses.”

Further, the expansion creates additional jobs via its sellers and delivery partners. The company is adding four new delivery stations, which will increase its overall area by 70 percent, allowing it to handle deliveries more quickly and expand its reach.

Prashant Saran
Prashant Saran
Director of Operations
Amazon MENA

“We are scaling our operations to support the customer experience, getting people across the UAE what they want when they want, wherever they are. Our expansion is underpinned by our support of the UAE’s growing digital economy, as we continue to invest in people, processes, and technology. As we accelerate our culture of innovation to better serve customers, we are excited to become an enabler of opportunity for talent in the UAE. We offer an enriching environment where employees can learn and grow all within a modern workplace that has an uncompromising focus on safety. Amazon’s investment reflects our long-term commitment to the communities in which we operate, as we continue to grow sustainably and responsibly.”

The firm has a long history of developing and implementing cutting-edge technologies to help employees and keep them safe while delivering goods to customers. Amazon’s expansion in the UAE opens up a wide range of job options, allowing the country’s talent pool to pursue new career routes.

The expansion of Amazon’s activities in the UAE will be accomplished through a series of new openings, closures of older buildings, and modifications aimed at providing a better experience for the company’s consumers. “It is anchored by Amazon’s commitment to building sustainable operations as it expands across the region,” as per the reports.

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