Amazon grows Singapore footprint with office launch
By Digital News Asia November 2, 2021
- To create over 200 new jobs in Singapore by end-2022
- New office designed to optimise agile working, learning, collaboration
Amazon is further building its presence in Singapore with a new office at Asia Square.
Dubbed as 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, it said in a statement.
As an anchor tenant at Asia Square, Amazon said it 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 said it plans to expand its local workforce across its consumer business and corporate functions with over 110 job openings currently available in Singapore.
It said it 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.
Amazon said it has created more than 1,000 direct jobs in Singapore since 2019 and today have approximately 2,000 full- time and part-time employees.
"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 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,” Low added.
Minister of trade and industry Gan Kim Yong said Amazon's announcement to expand its presence in Singapore once again highlights that global companies are looking to Singapore as a destination for innovation, reinforcing the country's position as a regional technology hub.
Ang Chin Tah, senior vice president, digital industry Singapore said: "Amazon's office move marks a key milestone in the company's growth journey in Singapore. Amazon has been a trusted partner in our tech ecosystem, driving innovation and creating pathways for local businesses to go global.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Amazon and for the new opportunities it will bring for Singapore and Singaporeans,” said Ang.
The new office, spanning across three floors, will house more than 30 teams, including employees supporting Amazon.sg and Amazon Fresh, Amazon Advertising, Prime Video, seller enablement, and other regional corporate functions.
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