Amazon to increase the area of its delivery stations by 70% and fulfillment storage capacity by 60%, with new jobs in the company’s state-of-the-art facilities
Amazon will open four new delivery stations, boosting last-mile capabilities to speed up deliveries and reach more customers
Committed to sustainable growth, Amazon creates diverse career opportunities which empower the UAE’s talent pool
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Amazon has announced the creation of 1,500 direct and indirect jobs across the UAE this year, as it expands its footprint in support of the country’s acceleration towards a digital economy. As demand evolves, the expansion will help the company better serve customers and communities by delivering a smarter, faster, and even more consistent experience.
Amazon is fostering job creation as it increases its fulfillment centre storage capacity by 60%, 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 – which is equivalent to approximately 40 Olympic-sized swimming pools – enabling Amazon to store millions of products for businesses. 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.
“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, process and technology,” said Prashant Saran, Director of Operations for Amazon Middle East and North Africa (MENA). “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,” added Saran.
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.
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.
About Amazon Operations:
Amazon has created one of the world’s most advanced operations and fulfillment networks with thousands of sellers in the region benefitting from the company’s expertise in reliable delivery and customer service. Using Fulfilled By Amazon (FBA), small businesses and entrepreneurs can send their products to Amazon’s Fulfillment Centres. Once an order is placed, Amazon picks up, packs, and ships the order, provides customer service, and manages returns on behalf of the sellers.
Since its launch in the UAE, the company has been introducing several new service offerings to continuously enhance the customer experience. Amazon Prime brings the speed and convenience of same-day and next-day delivery to UAE customers. ‘Subscribe & Save’, an innovative service, allows customers to schedule automatic deliveries of everyday essentials. Amazon Home Services is a marketplace which offers customers more than 70 on-demand professional services from the comfort and safety of their homes.
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company, Earth’s Best Employer, and Earth’s Safest Place to Work. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Career Choice, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Just Walk Out technology, Amazon Studios, and The Climate Pledge are some of the things pioneered by Amazon.