Amazon (NYSE: AMZN) announced Tuesday it intends to hire 3,500 new employees within tech and corporate positions in the United States. The plans enforce how the e-commerce giant is expanding office space, the complete opposite of other technology companies amid the pandemic. New offices are set to open in Dallas, Detroit, Denver, New York (Manhattan), Phoenix, and San Diego with an overall investment of USD1.4 Billion.
The upcoming New York City office will be located in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards with a total space of 335,000 square feet. Amazon is returning to the location after backing out of a project within the area last year, due to backlash from residents in the sector.
“Teams in these cities will support various businesses across Amazon, including AWS, Alexa, Amazon Advertising, Amazon Fashion, OpsTech, and Amazon Fresh, among others,” Amazon said in its blog post. “We expect to hire for a variety of roles, from cloud infrastructure architects and software engineers to data scientists, product managers, and user experience designers.”
New job positions, likely to involve cloud-infrastructure architects, software engineers, data scientists, product managers, and user-experience designers are set to work with the company’s AWS (Amazon Web Services), Alexa, Amazon Advertising, Amazon Fashion, and Amazon Fresh.
After several prominent departures from about three of ten “distinguished engineers,” the company is building up its workforce.
“While this crisis will likely prompt the office sector to evolve, it’s also quite unlikely that the most extreme predictions that everyone working from home 100 percent of the time will come true,” said Victor Calanog, head of commercial real estate economics at Moody’s Real Estate Solutions.