Amazon has announced that it will be hiring for 3,000 new customer-service jobs in South Africa. The jobs are work-from-home, come with benefits, and applications open today.
“We are thrilled with the talent in South Africa and we are excited… to help keep people working during this unprecedented time,” said the company in a statement.
The new hirings will bring Amazon’s total workforce in South Africa to 7,000.
Amazon did not specify how many of the jobs were permanent, or temporary, and whether all of the jobs qualify for benefits.
Here's what you need to qualify
- Matric/Grade 12/NQF Level 4 qualification or higher,
- Excellent command of English
- A private, quiet place to work
- An existing and dedicated internet connection
- South African citizenship.
To apply, click here, or go to www.amazon.jobs, filter by location and type in "South Africa" to view the open positions.
The company says the jobs are a good fit for South Africans who are likely to be homebound for some time as lockdown restrictions only gradually loosen, with infections continuing to rise.
Ebrahim Patel, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, said the government welcomed "the decision by Amazon to locate more of its global services in South Africa. The business process services sector has grown fast, drawing on the skills and talent of young South Africans and a stable infrastructure. The sector has been able to provide world-class support to clients, both locally and internationally."