Retail behemoth Amazon is further cementing its presence in Colorado, and the Denver area specifically, with the announcement of the expansion of its Denver Tech Hub, generating 400 high-tech jobs in the process. Experts in fields including software and hardware engineering, advertising, and cloud computing will be tapped to fill the new positions. In addition to the Tech Hub expansion, Amazon plans to open a new downtown Denver office to work in conjunction with the company’s Boulder office that opened last fall. The new office will help accommodate the company’s rapid job creation, enabling Amazon to more than double its tech workforce in the Denver area. The new expansion, when combined with retail and customer fulfillment facility employees equates to over 3,500 jobs in Colorado.
“We’re excited to continue to grow and invest in the Denver area,” said Dave Wood, Site Lead for Amazon’s Denver Tech Hub. “Our new office will offer our teams the convenience of a downtown location with an array of outdoor adventures just up the road.”
Amazon employs more than 350 individuals in the Denver area, who are at work building new services and products for the company’s retail and advertising businesses, as well as Amazon Web Services (AWS), according to a press release.
“As a growing thriving tech city it’s no surprise Amazon has chosen to expand their Denver workforce,” said Representative Alex Valdez. “Our people and quality of life are second to none. We’re excited to see more quality tech jobs coming to our great city.”
The new 98,000-square-foot-officewill be located in Invesco’s 1515 Wynkoop LEED® Platinum building in Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood. The company’s new Denver Tech Hub is one of Amazon’s 17 North American Tech Hubs—a development center network in addition to the company’s Seattle and Arlington headquarters. These Hubs employ more than 20,000 individuals working to drive innovation for Amazon customers around the world.
“Amazon’s continued growth in Metro Denver highlights the value in our investments in place-making, talent development, and global connectivity,” said Sam Bailey, Vice President, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation. “We are thrilled to partner with Amazon on this significant opportunity for our community.”
by Maggie Mead with deli Market News
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019