Amazon continues to grow and develop as they announce the brand will be launching a massive recruitment drive in the coming year.
When and Where?
The jobs Amazon will be recruiting for include corporate, robotics , research and engineering roles. The total number of jobs comes to around 50,000. This number is shared across various countries with about 40,000 in the US, 2,500 in the UK and the rest will be shared across India, Germany and japan. The recruitment fair is set to start on September 15th.
Amazon’s chief executive Andy Jassy said “amazon continues to grow quickly, and relentlessly invent across many areas”. Because of this steady growth Amazon needs to employ more staff just to keep up with the expansion of retail, cloud computing and advertising.
A lot of these positions have been opened in accordance with amazons new satellite launch programme.
This programme has been a well kept secret until recently. The $10 billion project is impressive to say the least, with the goal being to launch just over 3,000 satellites. Around half of these are to be launched by the end of July 2026.
It goes without saying that this is a behemoth of a project. The brand is planning on launching its own internet network – using the satellites. A very ingenuitive way of ensuring a great connection globally.
What about the benefits?
To all those considering to make the career change, Amazon has tried its best to make the company more appealing to its new recruits. The brand is offering a £1,000 joining bonus for all new staff.
Leading up to this campaign amazon have already recruited 10,000 people in the UK this year alone bringing the workforce number to 55,000.