Amazon's latest planned tech hub investments, in Austin, TX, and Phoenix, AZ, are part of a broader multi-city expansion of technology office and jobs across the country.
Amazon plans to create more than 2,000 corporate and tech jobs in Austin over the next few years, further expanding its existing Austin Tech Hub, reports Chain Store Age. These new roles will support teams growing in operations technology, Amazon Retail, Amazon Business, and Amazon Web Services, and include positions such as senior data engineers, senior technical program managers, user experience designers, and financial analysts.
To accommodate its growth in Austin, Amazon has signed on to lease 330,000-sq.-ft. of space at a new building, which is expected to open for employees in early 2024. Amazon currently has more than 3,000 tech and corporate employees working at its Austin Tech Hub. This latest investment will join Amazon’s three existing locations in Austin at The Domain.
“Our continued investment in Austin is a testament to the amazing talent and amenities that this city has to offer,” said Doug Gray, site lead for Amazon’s Austin Tech Hub. “With more than 3,000 jobs already created and more than 1,000 corporate and technology roles currently available, we’re looking forward to continue offering exciting career opportunities to local residents.”
In the Phoenix area, Amazon will create more than 550 corporate and tech jobs in Tempe over the next few years, further expanding the company’s Phoenix Tech Hub. These new roles will support Amazon’s teams in Consumer Retail, Amazon Web Services, and Operations, and include positions such as software development engineers, senior solution architects, project managers, and business analysts.
The additional new office space is expected to open for employees in late 2022. Amazon currently has more than 5,000 tech and corporate employees working at its Phoenix Tech Hub.
“Not only do Phoenix and Tempe have an incredible existing talent pipeline, but this is a place where people want to move to as well,” said Doug Welzel, site lead for Amazon’s Phoenix Tech Hub. “We’ve experienced amazing growth over the last few years, creating jobs and economic opportunity for the wider community. We’ve already created more than 5,000 corporate and tech jobs in the Phoenix area and we are excited to continue investing here.”
Since the beginning of the COVID- 19 pandemic, Amazon has hired more than 450,000 people in the U.S., and the company says one in 10 hourly employees who have been with the company six months or longer have been promoted. Amazon is now the largest job creator in the U.S., and was recently named by LinkedIn as the No. 1 company where Americans want to work and develop their careers.