Amazon grows footprint in Singapore with new office launch
As part of local expansion plans, Amazon
will create over 200 new jobs in Singapore by end-2022
With 100,000 square feet across three floors, the new office will hold over 30 teams and up to 700 employees
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 27 October 2021 - Amazon
is building its presence in Singapore with a new office at Asia Square. Named
SIN16, the new office is designed to optimize 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 company plans to expand its local workforce across its Consumer
business and Corporate functions with over 110 job openings currently available
in Singapore. Amazon also 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.
Singapore, we have created more than 1,000 direct jobs 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 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."
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 also
commented: "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."
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.
Highlights of the new office include:
of 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.
of the vibrant culture of Singapore: Rooms across the office are named after
local streets and landmarks, including a wall featuring iconic Singlish
for creativity and inspiration: Employees can unwind at the pantry and mini
café, equipped with Nespresso coffee machines and game tables, including
amenities to play billiards, foosball, and electronic darts. Employees can also
enjoy interactive game board walls for friendly competitions of Scrabble and
Collaboration spaces: The office includes a product showcase area for teams to highlight the latest and greatest products and
services they develop, as well as 50 breakout areas for informal discussions
and brainstorms. The office also has five (5) large meeting rooms with a
capacity of up to 14 pax each. All meeting rooms and training rooms are AV/VC
capable and are equipped with video-conferencing capabilities.
for work and learning: Employees can enjoy height-adjustable desks as well as
individual lockers to safekeep their personal items. Teams and employees who
require more privacy and focus can access 33 quiet rooms and 12 phone booths
spread across 3 floors. There are two (2) training rooms that can double up as
physical townhall event spaces.
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competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence,
and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth's Most Customer-Centric
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