On Tuesday, Amazon revealed that it plans to create 3,500 new corporate and tech jobs in six major cities in the United States.
This e-commerce giant has revealed that its corporate offices and tech hubs in Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, San Diego, New York (Manhattan), and Detroit.
Amazon says that $1.4 billion could be invested in offices, and raising each location by more square feet. Beth Galetti, who is Amazon’s senior vice president of human resources revealed that:
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.Beth Galetti
2,000 of these new roles will be New York-based, where it has acquired the Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue Building. In December 2019, a lease on building at Hudson Yards was signed by the e-commerce giant, and it plans to give jobs to 1,500 people at the site.
Already, the company is focused on creating lots of jobs in New York. We can remember that back in November 2018, Amazon revealed that 25,000 jobs would be created in New York over a 15-year period. Amazon, when asked how many staff it can boast of in New York, took some time to respond.
Also Read: Neglected goat gets a second chance at life
The new hires, which should include software engineers, product managers, cloud-infrastructure architects, user-experience designers, and data scientists, will strive hard to improve areas like Amazon Advertising, Alexa, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Fresh, and Amazon Fashion.
In July ending, Amazon also revealed its plans to create 1,000 new jobs in Ireland as well as setting up a new campus in Dublin of 170,000 square feet.
Globally, the company boasts over 876,000 employees, with about 600,000 people added to the working staff since 2010. However, there have been some departures as well. In 2020, it was recorded that about 3 out of 10 distinguished engineers left in 2020, with the most recent as Brad Porter, who happened to be their head of robotics.
Featured image source: Getty Images