Amazon Adds 10K to Its Aggressive Washington Hiring Goal
SEATTLE, WA - Just when I think that Amazon is getting ready to slow down, I turn around, and BOOM! There is another innovative expansion strategy that the retailer has introduced to the world. The latest move comes as Amazon has announced that it will create 10,000 new jobs in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, adding to the already 15,000 jobs it plans to create over the next few years, showing that slowing down isn’t something the e-tailer intends to do any time soon.
With 25,000 new employees comes the need for new space as well. According to an article from CNBC, Amazon has already secured 2 million square feet of space in downtown Bellevue divided between two new properties. The buildings include a 42-story building, 555 Tower, and West Main, a building that spans an entire block and touts three towers. The projects are currently under development.
These new buildings come in addition to Amazon’s Bellevue 600 project, which includes a 43-story tower that offers up 1 million square feet of office space. The first phase of that project is set to be completed by 2024. The second phase of this project is set to begin within the coming weeks and features a 27-story tower that will be completed by 2025.
The upcoming developments and additional employees will join the already 2,000 who work for the company in Bellevue, the location where the company was founded in 1994. There is an additional 430 open positions for Amazon in the Bellevue area currently.
Earlier in August, Amazon also unveiled its plans to create 3,500 jobs across Dallas, Detroit, Denver, New York City, Phoenix, and San Diego. To date, Amazon boasts 876,000 employees.
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