Amazon will create over 200 new jobs in Singapore by end-2022.

Amazon is building its presence in Singapore with a new office at Asia Square, the e-commerce giant announced on 27 October. 

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, the e-commerce company said in a statement.

According to Amazon, the e-tailer will occupy over 100,000 square feet and accommodate up to 700 employees from their Consumer business and Corporate functions in the new office.

The company plans to expand its local workforce across its Consumer business and Corporate functions with over 110 job openings currently available in Singapore. Amazon also aims to add more than 200 new jobs to these departments in Singapore by end-2022, to expand its range of offerings in Singapore as well as include more support for local businesses to go global.

In Singapore, Amazon has created more than 1,000 direct jobs since 2019 and today has approximately 2,000 full time and part-time employees, the company said in a statement.

“Our new office at Asia Square demonstrates our ongoing commitment to invest in Singapore, and the long term potential for the country to be a leader in the global digital economy,” said Henry Low, Country Manager, Amazon Singapore. “The way we work has been changed by the pandemic forever so as our teams continue to grow here, the new space will ensure they have the flexibility and ample space to collaborate, co-create, and continue to innovate on our customers’ behalf.”

The new office, spanning across three floors, will house more than 30 teams, including employees supporting and Amazon Fresh, Amazon Advertising, Prime Video, seller enablement, and other regional corporate functions.