Skip to main content

Amazon to embark on Big Apple hiring spree


Amazon is about to put down some new roots in New York City — and is hunting for new employees to support the operation.

The online giant plans to open a 359,000-sq. ft. office in Manhattan in 2018 that will serve as the home base for its Amazon Advertising business. Amazon will invest $55 million to outfit the office space with equipment that meets energy-efficient standards. To encourage Amazon's expansion in New York State, the company was offered up to $20 million in performance-based taxed credits through Empire State Development's Excelsior Jobs Program.

The expansion will also create 2,000 new jobs in finance, sales, marketing, and information technology — roles that will earn an average of $100,000 annually. These jobs will support Amazon’s advertising business, as well as Amazon Web Services, Amazon Fashion, and other divisions, according to MarketWatch.

Amazon Advertising will complement other operations already entrenched in The Empire State. For example, The Amazon Fashion Photography and Videography Studio in Brooklyn, New York, supports more than 300 jobs. Amazon also has a 350,000-sq.-ft. administrative office in New York City that employs 500 associates.

"We're excited to expand our presence in New York — we have always found great talent here," said Paul Kotas, Amazon's senior VP of worldwide advertising. "Last January, we announced our plans to create 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs in the U.S. by mid-2018 — and we are on track to reach that goal."

To help the company reach that goal, Amazon will open a new fulfillment center in Staten Island, New York. A $100 million investment, the 855,000 sq.-ft. facility will employ 2,250 full-time associates working alongside advanced robotics solutions.

The company is also evaluating where it will open its second headquarters, which it is calling HQ2.

This ad will auto-close in 10 seconds