The new Amazon office is located at Asia Square, occupying more than 100,000 sq ft across three floors. By end-2022, Amazon plans to add over 200 new jobs in Singapore. Source: Amazon
Amazon plans to create over 200 new jobs in Singapore by the end of 2022 as it opens a new office within the city-state at Asia Square, reported Channel News Asia (CNA).
“The company plans to expand its local workforce across its consumer business and corporate functions with over 110 job openings currently available in Singapore,” said the e-commerce giant in a release on Wednesday (27 October).
Amazon shared that it has created over 1,000 direct jobs in the country since 2019. To date, the company has 2,000 full-time and part-time employees.
Its new office at Asia Square in Marina Bay, which spans over 100,000 sq ft across three floors, will house up to 700 employees from its corporate functions and consumer business departments.
It will accommodate more than 30 teams, including employees that support Amazon Fresh, Prime Video, Amazon.sg, Amazon Advertising, seller enablement, and other regional corporate functions.
“Named SIN16, the new office is designed to optimise agile working, learning, and collaboration as Amazon continues to grow its business, operations, and investments in Singapore,” said Amazon as quoted by CNA.
Henry Low, Country Manager for Amazon Singapore, said the new office is a testament to its “ongoing commitment” to invest in the city-state and the long-term potential of the country to become a leader in the global digital economy.
Minister of Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong noted that Amazon has been a major partner in supporting the local business community as well as in helping to grow Singapore’s ecosystem.
It has been an investor in the country since 2010 and Singapore was its first presence within Southeast Asia.
“In addition to supporting our small- and medium-size enterprises, Amazon has created many good job opportunities for Singaporeans in tech and non-tech roles within the technology sector,” said Gan, who attended the official opening on Wednesday, as quoted by CNA.
He expressed confidence that more Singaporeans would benefit from these opportunities as the e-commerce giant continues to expand its operations in Singapore.
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