Australia’s Amazon launched a new e-retailer business in the country’s capital Canberra today, hoping to boost its business as Amazon India grows.
The new business, Amazon India, was launched in the ACT’s capital city with the aim of providing a “sustainable alternative” to brick-and-mortar stores.
The online retail giant is launching the business as part of a global initiative to boost the economy and create jobs.
“Amazon is looking to create jobs in Australia, and to create the opportunity for our Australian customers to shop online,” Amazon said in a statement.
“The Amazon India program aims to provide the Amazon ecosystem with more than 100,000 jobs in the coming year.”
We’re very excited to be launching this program with Amazon and the ACT Government and are excited to bring a growing number of new jobs to the ACT.””
It’s an exciting time for the ACT and for the whole Australian economy,” ACT Premier Daniel Andrews said.”
This is a game changer for jobs and growth in the area.
“Mr Andrews said the ACT was looking to expand its online retail footprint, which currently employs about 1,200 people.”
As the global leader in the retail industry, it is imperative that we continue to be a global leader for our citizens and for Australian businesses,” he said.
The Australian Federal Government has allocated $1.3 billion over four years for online retail and online businesses to support the Australian economy.
Amazon is expected to open up about 100 retail stores across the country in 2017 and is aiming to have at least 600 employees in the company’s first Australian store by 2019.