Amazon to add 1,500 new jobs in the UAE this year

E-commerce giant plans to expand fulfillment centres, add delivery stations

  
Amazon launches Amazon.eg in Egypt. Image for illustrative purposes. Image courtesy: Amazon

Amazon launches Amazon.eg in Egypt. Image for illustrative purposes. Image courtesy: Amazon

Amazon said it will add 1,500 direct and indirect jobs across the UAE this year as it expands its footprint in the country.

The US e-commerce giant said the jobs will be created as it expands its fulfillment centre storage capacity by 60 percent. This expansion is expected to create additional jobs through its sellers and delivery partners, it said in a statement on Monday.

The company is adding four new delivery stations that will increase its total area by 70 percent, speeding up the handling of deliveries and increasing its reach.

The operations expansion in the UAE will include new openings, closure of older buildings and upgrades, it said.

In the US, the online retailer recently raised its starting wages to more than $18 an hour and offering signing bonuses as it struggled to attract new workers in tight labour market conditions, according to a Reuters report.

(Writing by Brinda Darasha; editing by Daniel Luiz)

brinda.darasha@refinitiv.com

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