Amazon says that it has announced it has hired 4.6 million new job openings, a number that it says it expects to grow in the coming months.
The announcement came shortly after Amazon announced that it had hired 6.5 employees to work at its new retail and online fulfillment centers.
The company has been ramping up its online store, which it has been aggressively expanding to accommodate demand from the rapidly growing e-tailers and other online retailers, since its acquisition of Whole Foods in 2014.
Amazon has said that its stores and online marketplace, which have been popular in the past, will continue to grow over the next few years.
In the past year, Amazon has been hiring more than 10,000 more people than last year.
The online retailer also announced it will expand its retail stores in Mexico and will add another 300 jobs at its Mexico headquarters in late 2019.
The move to expand its online stores comes as Amazon is trying to become a bigger player in the e-shopping space and as it has a number of acquisitions underway in various sectors.
Amazon recently announced that Amazon’s online grocery business will add 50 stores in North America.
Amazon is already the largest online retailer in the United States.