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AmazonTimesLIVE reports that international online retailer Amazon on Thursday announced the creation of 3,000 new virtual jobs in SA, with applicants only needing a matric along with the electronic support to work virtually.  

The posts range from customer service associates to technical experts who will work virtually and provide 24/7 support to Amazon customers in North America and Europe.  The addition of 3,000 permanent and seasonal full-time positions will bring the total permanent workforce in SA to 7,000.  “We are thrilled with the talent in SA and we are excited to add 3,000 skilled jobs this year in customer service, and to help keep people working during this unprecedented time.  The new jobs reflect our continued commitment to SA’s economic development,” said Andrew Raichlin, director of Amazon customer service in SA.  Ebrahim Patel, minister of trade, industry & competition, commented:  “We welcome the decision by Amazon to locate more of its global services in SA.  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.

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