As Amazon gears up to compete with Wal-Mart and other large retailers for the lucrative online shopping space, it’s taking on a number of different industries, from the retail sector to manufacturing.
And while the company says it’s focusing on a wide range of businesses, it recently announced plans to build a new warehouse in Alaska.
The new facility will allow Amazon to expand its operations, while simultaneously boosting its workforce.
But, according to job listings at job sites, Amazon is already planning to add jobs in blue collar industries.
And the job postings don’t stop there.
In a blog post, Amazon laid out what it’s doing to expand and strengthen its Blue Collars.
As part of its “job search and hiring drive,” Amazon is hiring for “blue collar jobs in retail, manufacturing, logistics, and health care.”
But while Amazon says it wants to hire more people for blue collar positions, it also wants to fill out the openings with more people.
“Amazon will be building and expanding jobs at these jobs in order to grow our workforce and attract and retain talented people,” the post says.
“We’re working to recruit for the positions that we need, and we’ll be adding jobs as we add jobs.”
In an interview with Fortune, the head of Amazon’s global jobs team, Paul Buchheit, said that the company is “trying to grow the business and attract more people into those roles.”
Amazon is currently seeking to hire up to 1,500 people for a new location in Alaska, according the job listings.
While Amazon has announced it’s hiring up to 2,000 people in the past few years, Buchheit said the company has been “finding the right people and we’re going to be expanding as we grow the number of positions.”
Amazon has been expanding in recent years and recently announced that it would be adding 500 new employees in the first half of 2019.
And as the company expands its footprint and expands its manufacturing facilities, Buchhelt said that it’s also going to hire people in manufacturing.
The company is currently expanding into the manufacturing sector, including in the areas of packaging, electronics, and more.
But Buchheit pointed out that Amazon doesn’t need to be in every area of the industry, as the retailer already operates in the entire globe.
“Our focus is on a broader range of areas of the economy,” Buchheit told Fortune.
“And we think that we’re able to do that in a way that is sustainable and that is effective.”
Amazon hasn’t revealed what the exact number of people Amazon will be hiring for these blue collar roles will be.
But it’s clear that Amazon will need to add people to fill these jobs as the market grows.
“They’re really expanding the workforce, and so we need to get the workforce to grow,” Buchheheit said.
This is a huge opportunity, but it’s going to require people.”