Amazon expanding Boston tech hub, hiring on 2000 workers

  • Amazon expanding Boston tech hub, hiring on 2000 workers

Amazon expanding Boston tech hub, hiring on 2000 workers

"Amazon is excited to create 2,000 more jobs in greater Boston", said Rohit Prasad, Amazon vice president and head scientist of Amazon Alexa, in a press release.

"Our vibrant cities, which are home to some of the best talent in the world, are poised to attract premier investment that creates the jobs of tomorrow", Trudeau said.

Amazon already has more than 3,000 workers in MA. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on hand for the announcement at the future Amazon site on Monday morning along with Amazon's general manager of web services, Jesse Dougherty.

Toronto is the only Canadian city left in the running.

Amazon said it has invested over $400 million in the Commonwealth since 2011, from customer fulfillment infrastructure to research facilities.

The expansion into a new 430,000-square-foot office in Seaport Square will double Amazon's tech workforce in Boston and surrounding areas adding 2,000 new jobs to the existing 3,500 in the area, CBS4 reported. Amazon began negotiating the lease on the development with the city earlier this year. The employees will be working in a new 38,000-square-metre office tower the company plans to build on the site of the city's old post office.

Online retail giant Amazon has announced it will expand its Vancouver technology hub and create 3,000 new high-tech jobs. Amazon provides employees with highly-competitive pay, benefits, a group RRSP plan, and company stock. To date, more than 16,000 Amazonians have used the job-retraining program globally.

It's a sign of the growing relationship between Canada's west coast and Amazon over the previous year.

He noted that Amazon has had considerable success recruiting and hiring Canadians - a mix of experienced coders, university graduates and people who have chosen to live and work in Canada. Vancouver applied, but was not among the finalists for the project, which Amazon says it hopes to staff with 50,000 people.

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking.