Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has reported plans to expand its Boston Tech Hub and create over 3,000 new technology and corporate jobs within the next several years. New roles will support teams across the company which include Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Amazon Robotics and Amazon Pharmacy. The company has invested over USD 6.2 Billion in Massachusetts and created over 20,000 jobs in the last decade. “We’re proud to be creating more than 3,000 new jobs over the next several years at our Boston Tech Hub,” said Rohit Prasad, Vice President & Head Scientist for Alexa at Amazon. “Much of the technology that makes Alexa smarter every day is invented in Boston. Our teams here play a key role in driving Amazon’s innovations – from Alexa to AWS to Amazon Pharmacy – and help us keep delighting customers around the world. We look forward to continuing to be a strong community partner, helping to grow and diversify the local economy, and create new opportunities for Boston and its residents.”
“Our administration welcomes Amazon’s continued efforts to invest in our communities,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “This expansion is significant and will create thousands more jobs for our highly skilled workforce in different regions of the Commonwealth.”
“By further expanding its Boston Tech Hub, Amazon is continuing to create new economic opportunities in our City,” said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “This expansion will grow our technology workforce and support a strong pipeline of diverse talent and a range of new jobs and opportunities for Boston residents.”
Of the 3,000 jobs Amazon plans to create, roles include technology, corporate roles in product management, finance, HR and more. Currently Amazon employs over 3,700 people in its Boston Tech Hub. Amazon also has leased a 17 story office tower that is located at One Boston Wharf Road within the 33-acre Boston Seaport project. This is owned and developed by WS Development. “We are proud to continue our partnership with Amazon in Boston’s Seaport, a neighborhood that has grown to serve forward-thinking employers, residents, and retailers and that is now a global hub of innovation and talent,” said Jeremy Sclar, Chairman and CEO of WS Development.