E-commerce giant Amazon is looking for 55,000 new employees worldwide. That said, the new CEO Andy Jassy in an interview with Reuters. This mainly concerns technological profiles for robotics, engineering or the satellite program Project Kuiper.
The vast majority, about 40,000 jobs, are created in the United States. But the internet giant is also looking for 2,500 people in the United Kingdom. The other jobs mainly concern vacancies in Germany, India and Japan.
According to the new CEO, Amazon needs the extra staff to keep up with its growth in retail, cloud computing, and advertising. In addition, there is the ambitious Project Kuiper, a competitor of Starlink (SpaceX, Elon Musk), in which satellites in space should provide better access to broadband internet. “We continue to grow and innovate rapidly in many areas,” said CEO Andy Jassy.
Starting September 15, Amazon will be launching special Career Days, where more details about the job openings would be provided. In addition, for specific difficult-to-fill profiles, candidates could receive a bonus.
Amazon is already the second-largest employer in the US and employs 275,000 people worldwide. However, the company has been criticized for the high workload and the difficulties that employees in the US face to form a union.