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08/18/2020

Amazon adding 3,500 new jobs nationwide

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Amazon is looking to bulk up its tech and corporate workforce.

The e-tail giant is creating 3,500 new tech and corporate jobs across six cities in the U.S. The company will expand its tech hubs in Dallas, Detroit, Denver, New York (Manhattan), Phoenix, and San Diego. Amazon will invest more than $1.4 billion in these new offices.

The new positions will support various businesses across Amazon, including Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Amazon Advertising, Amazon Fashion, OpsTech and Amazon Fresh, among others. Amazon’s tech hub and corporate office expansions include:

•    Dallas - Amazon will expand the existing Dallas tech hub at its Galleria location in North Dallas, adding more than 100,000-sq.-ft. of space and 600 tech and corporate roles. Currently, Amazon employs 43,000 workers across the state of Texas. Since 2010, Amazon says it has invested more than $16 billion in the state.

•    Detroit – The acquisition of more than 25,000-sq.-ft. of office space in Detroit will provide space for an additional 100 jobs. Amazon says it has invested more than $2.5 billion in the state of Michigan since 2010 and employs more than 13,000 workers across the state.

•    Denver  – Amazon’s Denver tech hub will grow by an additional 100 jobs with the addition of 20,000-sq.-ft. of new office space. The roles will join the already existing 10,500 Amazon employees working in Colorado. Since 2010, Amazon says it has invested more than $2.8 billion in the state of Colorado.

•    New York City - In Manhattan, Amazon plans to create 2,000 new jobs and has acquired the Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue building, where the company plans to open a new 630,000-sq.-ft. office. Amazon says it has invested more than $7 billion in the state of New York since 2010 and currently employs 24,000 workers across the state.

•    Phoenix - The company’s 90,000-sq.-ft. Phoenix tech hub expansion at 100 Mill will bring more than 500 new jobs. Amazon says it has invested more than $11 billion in Arizona since 2010 and directly employs more than 17,000 people across the state.

•    San Diego - In San Diego, an addition of more than 40,000-sq.-ft. of office space is intended to allow for the creation of 200 new jobs. These new roles will join the 90,000 Amazon employees already working across the state of California. Since 2010, Amazon says it has invested more than $50 billion in California.

“People from all walks of life come to Amazon to develop their career – from recent graduates looking for a place to turn their ideas into high-impact products, to veterans accessing new jobs in cloud computing thanks to our upskilling programs,” said Beth Galetti, senior VP, HR at Amazon. “These 3,500 new jobs will be in cities across the country with strong and diverse talent pools. We look forward to helping these communities grow their emerging tech workforce.”

Since 2010, Amazon says it has directly created more than 600,000 jobs in the U.S, and invested more than $350 billion across more than 40 states, including infrastructure and compensation. The company estimates that its direct investments have contributed an additional $315 billion to the U.S economy over the last decade and supported more than 780,000 jobs on top of the company’s direct hires in industries like construction, logistics, and professional services.