Amazon.com Inc. To add 3,000 company employees to the Boston area, it is one of a number of technology job expansions in major US cities for the company.
The online retailer said the jobs will be distributed across support teams from the Alexa smart speaker system to Amazon Web Services, Amazon Robotics and Amazon Pharmacy, a new business unit that launched in November. Jobs will include technology and software development roles.
Boston hiring plans add to one of several recent expansions of Amazon, which is the second largest employer in the country, with more than 800,000 employees in the United States. Last year the company witnessed unparalleled growth, adding more than 400,000 employees, raising its global workforce to over 1.1 million. The company It added thousands of jobs to corporate offices across America, Including large centers such as New York, San Diego, and Dallas.
The company’s expansion into several US cities comes nearly two years after it was closely monitored Plans for one part of a second New York headquarters collapsed Following the backlash from some local, state and congressional officials and activists over the project, which included nearly $ 3 billion in tax incentives.
Amazon said it has leased a 17-story office building in the Boston Port development to accommodate the city’s growing workforce. The company said it is not receiving any new financial incentives to expand.