Posted May 08, 2018 12:30:51In what has to be one of the most surprising jobs listings of the year, Staples announced it has hired an international IT specialist to help with the company’s global workforce expansion.

The news comes as Staples faces increasing competition from Amazon, which is working on a new, $5 billion office in New York City and plans to open its first online store in the United Kingdom this fall.

The Staples hiring of a global IT specialist also comes just days after the retailer said it will be hiring a new regional vice president for its North America division.

The new hire will be responsible for overseeing Staples’ global operations in the US, Canada, and Mexico, Staples said in a statement.