Global e-commerce major Amazon is growing its presence in Singapore with the opening of its new office in the city-state, according to an announcement.
As part of the local expansion plans, Amazon said it will create over 200 new jobs in Singapore by end-2022, in addition to its existing 2,000 full-time and part-time employees.
The new office, located at Asia Square, is designed to optimise agile working, learning, and collaboration as Amazon continues to grow its business, operations, and investments in Singapore.
As an anchor tenant at Asia Square, Amazon 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 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.
Among others, the new office showcases Amazon’s history and leadership principles: The office space features a milestone wall of key events in Amazon’s journey in Singapore, along with prominent wall panels highlighting core company values known as leadership principles such as “Customer Obsession”, “Learn and Be Curious”, “Best Employer” and more.
The company plans to expand its local workforce across its Consumer business and Corporate functions with over 110 job openings currently available in Singapore.
“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,” he added.
Singapore welcomes Amazon’s expansion. 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 the city-state as a destination for innovation, reinforcing the country’s position as a regional technology hub.