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Amazon To Add 3,500 Tech Hub Jobs, Including AWS Cloud Roles

The Seattle-based company is investing $1.4 billion in the expansion of its Tech Hubs in Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Manhattan, Phoenix and San Diego.

Amazon plans to add 3,500 technology and corporate jobs and invest more than $1.4 billion to expand its Tech Hubs in Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Manhattan, Phoenix and San Diego.

The planned new hires, which will support businesses across Amazon -- including its Amazon Web Services cloud computing division, Amazon Alexa cloud-based voice service and Operations Technology software development teams – will be for roles ranging from cloud infrastructure architects and software engineers to data scientists, product managers and user experience designers.

The announcement comes as the Seattle-based technology giant currently is filling almost 20,000 new tech, corporate and customer fulfillment positions.

In New York City, where Amazon has acquired retailer Lord & Taylor’s building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan for a new 630,000-square-foot office, it plans to create 2,000 new jobs.

Amazon’s Dallas Tech Hub will be expanded by more than 600 tech and corporate roles and 10,000 square feet of space. Its Denver Tech Hub will get 100 additional jobs and 20,000 square feet of new office space. The company will add 100 jobs and 25,000-plus square feet of space in Detroit. The Phoenix Tech Hub will be expanded by 500-plus new positions and 90,000 square feet of space, while the San Diego Tech Hub will get 200 new jobs as more than 40,000 square feet of space is added.

Amazon has more than 876,000 employees worldwide.

“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,” Beth Galetti, Amazon’s senior vice president of human resources, said in a statement. “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.”

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