The new jobs will focus on the US business of the company.

2017 is going to be a year of expansion for Oracle , especially as far as new employees are concerned. The company is reinforcing its share of the cloud business , as demonstrated a little over a month ago with the announcement that it was looking for 1,000 new workers for jobs related to this sector in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The company has decided to repeat this move in the United States, but multiplying it by five. Oracle will hire more than 5,000 new employees for its US cloud business throughout 2017. Professionals who will join the company will include engineers, sales and support staff and other advisors.

This batch of hiring aims to help Oracle seize the moment, making a dent in the cloud market, one of the fastest growing tech sectors. Dominated by Amazon and AWS , the sector concentrates initiatives from several of the most relevant technology companies, such as IBM, Microsoft or Google.

Joyce Westerdahl, vice president of Human Resources at Oracle, argues that it is precisely her workforce, her staff, that is “at the heart of Oracle’s success.” Westerdahl explains that these new hires are looking for experienced professionals as well as people who have just left the career.

Oracle has hired 2,650 sales professionals and 1,500 developers for its cloud business so far this year.

Bloomberg links the arrival of new employees to Oracle in the United States with similar movements of other companies of the sector. Amazon has announced that it will hire more than 100,000 employees until 2018, while Apple is committed to invest 1 billion in advanced manufacturing in the country.

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