Global e-commerce company Amazon is planning to create 1,500 new jobs and build 11 new buildings in Saudi Arabia as part of its expansion plan.
The company said the plan will boost storage capacity in the Kingdom by 89 percent and its geographical delivery network by 58 percent, Zawya reports.
The Seattle-based company operates three warehouses in the kingdom – in Riyadh and Jeddah, 11 delivery stations and two sorting centers. The conglomerate plans to increase by end of this year the warehouses to six and the delivery stations to 13.
Eleven brand new buildings will be added to the network, while some older facilities will be closed or upgraded, Zawya notes.
As part of the expansion, the company is also partnering with Saudi Post and a network of 10 service partners.
It is unclear how much Amazon is spending on the new plan but has spent more than $11.5 billion globally in 2020 to boost its operations.
The expansion in the Gulf country is in line with the surge in online shopping in view of the covid-19 pandemic and ensued lockdowns.