Amazon Expands Austin Tech Hub and Announces Plans to Create 800 New Tech Jobs



Amazon Expands Austin Tech Hub and Announces Plans to Create 800 New Tech Jobs


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SEATTLE, WA - Amazon is heading south to the Lone Star State, expanding its Austin Tech Hub, and creating 800 new tech jobs. Together with its customer fulfillment facilities, the e-tailer has created more than 22,000 full-time jobs in Texas and has invested over $7 billion in the state since 2011.

Terry Leeper, General Manager, Amazon Austin Tech Hub“In the last four years, we have created more than 1,000 jobs in Austin,” stated Terry Leeper, General Manager of the Austin Tech Hub. “With a strong pool of technical talent in Austin and a dynamic quality of life, we are excited to continue to expand and create more opportunity in this vibrant city."

Amazon is heading south to the Lone Star State, expanding its Austin Tech Hub, and creating 800 new tech jobs

According to a press release, the new jobs center around software and hardware engineering, research science, and cloud computing.

Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas“The state of Texas has cultivated a strong and vibrant business environment, leading to more jobs and greater innovation,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “With today’s investment and continued investment in the technology sector, Texas will continue to chart a path toward greater economic prosperity.”

Kirk Watson, Senator, TexasSenator Kirk Watson went on to say, “I’m pleased that Amazon is doubling down on Austin by expanding the Tech Hub. Austin is a special place that fosters creativity and innovation, and I appreciate that Amazon has chosen to become an even greater contributor to our dynamic community and economy.”

Amazon’s Austin Tech Hub is one of the company’s 17 North American Tech Hubs—a network of development centers in addition to Amazon’s Seattle and Northern Virginia headquarters. Employees at these Hubs build new products and services for Amazon customers around the world.

“We are pleased to see Amazon’s significant investment in the Austin region continue to grow,” said Gary Farmer, Opportunity Austin Chair, Austin Chamber of Commerce. “This expanding presence is indicative of our region’s ability to provide creative and innovative talent. We’re proud to call Amazon a partner in our efforts to achieve regional prosperity.”

Congressman Michael McCaul added, “It is no surprise that Texas’ booming economy continues to attract innovative companies, both large and small. Amazon’s decision to further expand comes with the recognition that Texas continues to boast a pro-business environment that helps businesses and families to grow, thrive, and succeed. This expansion will help ensure Austin remains at the cutting-edge of the tech that’s fueling and driving emerging markets.

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