Amazon announces plans to create 550 new jobs in Tempe


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Amazon today announced plans to create more than 550 business and tech jobs in Tempe over the next few years, expanding the company’s Phoenix Tech Hub.

These new roles will support Amazon’s growing teams in Retail, Amazon Web Services and Operations, and will include positions such as Software Development Engineers, Senior Solution Architects, Project Managers and Analysts. commercial.

“Not only do Phoenix and Tempe have an incredible talent pool, it’s also a place people want to settle,” said Doug Welzel, site manager for Amazon’s Phoenix Tech Hub. “We have experienced incredible growth over the past few years, creating jobs and economic opportunities for the entire community. We have already created over 5,000 business and technology jobs in the Phoenix area and we are delighted to continue to invest here.

“It’s the investments from companies like Amazon that will continue to help Tempe attract more businesses and tech talent to our city,” said Corey Woods, Mayor of Tempe. “These types of investments not only create good jobs, but they help fuel the economic engine of our community and provide more opportunities for our residents and citizens.”

To meet its growth in Phoenix, Amazon signed a 63,000 square foot expansion into its existing offices at 100 S. Mill Avenue in Tempe, developed by Cousins ​​Properties and Hines. The new additional office space is expected to open for employees at the end of 2022.

“We are proud of Amazon’s continued investments in Arizona and the more than 32,000 jobs they support,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “The latest expansion of Amazon’s Tech Hub in Tempe reflects our highly skilled and growing workforce as well as our industry-leading attraction to technology and innovation. “

Amazon currently has more than 5,000 technical and corporate employees working in its Phoenix Tech Hub. As part of its recruiting and hiring efforts, Amazon is constantly innovating and creating new programs to provide candidates of all backgrounds and experience levels the opportunity to join the company.

Two of the latest programs include:

  • Amazon Return, an initiative to help professionals return to work after losing or quitting their jobs, including people displaced by the impacts of COVID-19. Through this paid 16-week initiative, Amazon has offered the program to people who have been unemployed or underemployed for at least a year. The initiative offers them a new opportunity to re-enter the workforce by restarting their careers at Amazon. Candidates go through a personalized and abbreviated interview process that takes into account their career path. Once they take up their new functions, they benefit from dedicated support and personalized coaching. During the program, returnees work on a specific project and, after four months, have the opportunity to take on full-time positions at Amazon.
  • Best fit, a new program that allows software engineers to apply once and be considered for thousands of jobs on hundreds of teams across the company, including some roles they may not have had not even thought about it. This investment in Amazon’s Phoenix Tech Hub is part of a multi-city expansion across the country and the company. The company plans to create 3,000 jobs in Austin, Chicago and Phoenix over the next few years. Last year, Amazon announced it would create 500 jobs in the Phoenix area, with investments also at 100 S. Mill Avenue. There are currently over 400 business and technical roles available at Amazon’s Phoenix Tech Hub. Those interested can find more information here.

Engaged in Arizona

Amazon continues to support communities across Arizona, including organizations such as the Foundation for Southern Arizona, which provides grants to local organizations that support the LGBTQ + community, and the Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture Community, an organization in Native American-led nonprofit with a mission to support a sustainable and just local food system in Ajo and the surrounding region.

Amazon also supports local schools through Future Amazon engineer, a global computer science education program designed to inspire and educate millions of students each year to try computer science and coding. The program supports more than 40 schools across Phoenix, reaching nearly 1,100 students with a high-quality computer program, robotics clubs, and project-based learning.

Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 32,000 full-time and part-time jobs in Arizona and has invested more than $ 16 billion statewide, including distribution center infrastructure, Whole Foods Market locations. and the Phoenix Tech Hub. These investments contributed an additional $ 13 billion to Arizona’s economy and supported 44,000 indirect jobs – in addition to the employees the company directly employs – from construction jobs to logistics and professional services. . Currently, more than 37,500 freelance and small to medium business authors with Amazon.

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