A year ago, Amazon announced it would hire 10,300 people to help it grow its US operations.
The number has risen dramatically since then, but the company is still struggling to find any customers in the United States.
As a result, it has been forced to re-open its US online business and hire a new staff.
“Our first order of business is to build a stronger US presence in the marketplace,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told investors on Wednesday.
Amazon currently has about 4 million employees worldwide, with more than 1.2 million in the States.
It is currently hiring for positions in the retail, online advertising and distribution, healthcare, government and public affairs, research and development, human resources and other areas.
Amazon has already hired more than 2,000 employees in the USA.
Amazon’s hiring of new staff in the wake of the Great Recession has been the subject of criticism from analysts, but Bezos said he believes the US has been a better place for the company to do business.
“[I]t was a very different time and place than it is today,” Bezos said, adding that Amazon will continue to “focus on delivering the best possible value to our customers”.
Amazon is currently the second largest e-tailer in the world, after eBay, and the company’s US headquarters are located in Seattle.
However, Bezos said the company plans to open an office in Seattle and that it plans to expand its US salesforce.
In a separate interview with the Wall Street Journal, Bezos also said Amazon will open more than 25 new fulfillment centers in the next two years.
While the company says it is expanding to more markets, it said that it is only now opening to the US and Canada.
A new company in the US was set up last year with the intention of opening a “dunking donuts” branch in the country, according to Forbes.
The company has now hired almost 2,500 people to work at its new Seattle location.
The new Dunkin Donuts is a coffee shop that is opening in Seattle, Washington, the company said.
New jobs are needed for employees to help make dunk donuts more attractive, Bezos told the Journal.
“We are not going to lose any of our customers.
We are going to have more customers,” he said.