The logistics giant Amazon is looking to hire up to 25 people for a $5.5 billion expansion of its logistics business, The New York Times reported Thursday.
The move comes just days after the company revealed it would buy a third-party logistics business called TerraForm, which helps deliver parcels of packages and products by truck and trucking.
The Times reported that Amazon has been looking to add to its logistics staff since last fall, but it’s been a slow process.
The company has hired just 15 people in the past three months, and it only recently decided to start hiring again after some customers complained they weren’t getting timely packages.
Amazon did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.
TerraForm is owned by logistics company Hermes, which operates the Hermes Group logistics business.
It has been in the process of acquiring the Hermes logistics business since 2017, and Amazon is now looking to buy TerraForm.
Terraform has about 2,000 employees, and the company says it has over 1,500.
It employs around 2,300 people worldwide.
Terra Form has struggled to grow since the end of last year.
Its delivery volume fell by almost 40 percent in the third quarter, to $2.7 billion.
Amazon also said it plans to open two new warehouses next year in Austin, Texas, and Houston, Texas.
TerraFaces also is working on its first new fulfillment center in five years, The Times said.