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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
In a good news for job seekers in the UAE, Amazon has announced the creation of 1,500 direct and indirect jobs across the country this year.
The firm is bidding to expands its footprint in support of the country’s acceleration towards a digital economy.
Firm believes that as demand evolves, the expansion will help it better serve customers and communities by delivering a smarter, faster, and even more consistent experience.
The expansion also creates additional jobs through its sellers and delivery partners.
The company is adding four new delivery stations that will increase its total area by 70%, speeding up the handling of deliveries and bolstering reach.
Amazon is fostering job creation as it increases its fulfillment centre storage capacity by 60%, offering a wider selection of products to customers.
As of today, the Amazon network across the UAE comprises two fulfillment centres, eight delivery stations, three sorting centres, and a network of Delivery Service Partners.
As Amazon continues to grow its footprint in the UAE, the health and safety of its employees, customers and partners remains paramount.
The company has changed more than 150 processes in its logistics network to date and invested more than $11.5 billion globally in 2020 related to COVID-19.
By the end of 2021, the company’s 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 - enabling Amazon to store millions of products for businesses.
The company has a rich history of inventing and introducing cutting-edge technology to assist employees and keep them safe while delivering for customers.
Amazon’s expansion in the UAE creates a diverse range of job opportunities, enabling new career paths to benefit the nation’s talent pool.
The operations expansion in the UAE will be delivered through a pipeline of new openings, closure of older buildings and upgrades, designed to deliver a better experience for Amazon’s customers. It is anchored by Amazon’s commitment to building sustainable operations as it expands across the region.
The world's biggest online retailer said the positions are for full and part-time work in its home country and Canada, and these will include roles at 100 new warehouse and operations sites it is opening this month.
Sheikh Mohammed revealed that the UAE economy managed to create 248,000 jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic including 100,000 jobs in the retail and 148,000 jobs in the financial, technology and communications sectors.
Expressing his thanks and appreciation to Majid Al Futtaim following the group’s announcement that 3,000 jobs would be offered for Emiratis, Sheikh Mohammed stressed that there are companies that behave as partners in the country and others that want to use the country only to meet their own interests.
Abdullah Ali Ateeq Al Sabousi, UAE Ambassador to Australia, has said that Expo 2020 Dubai promotes international cooperation in drafting a global action plan to achieve sustainable development.
The Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah) has announced the dates of the sixth edition of its annual flagship event, Sharjah Investment Forum,
The ‘Principles of the 50’ are designed to serve as a strategic roadmap for all UAE government entities to follow as the nation enters a new era in its development path,