Amazon continues expansion in New York City even after HQ2 debacle
The e-retailer announces 3,500 new tech and corporate jobs in Dallas, Detroit, Denver, New York, Phoenix and San Diego.
Amazon abandoned its plans to build a 25,000-worker campus in Queens, New York, in early 2019, but it hasn't given up on the Big Apple.
On Tuesday, the e-commerce company announced another round of hiring across six of its tech hubs in the US, with the majority -- 2,000 jobs -- coming to New York City. Earlier this year, Amazon bought the Lord & Taylor building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Amazon snagged it from WeWork for a reported $1 billion and plans to convert the space into a 630,000-square-foot office.
The new tech and corporate jobs add to Amazon's announcement in December that it would hire 1,500 more New York workers. That announcement came several months after Amazon scrapped plans for a Queens campus, nicknamed HQ2, amid heavy criticism from local activists and politicians. As of December, Amazon said it employed over 8,000 people in New York City.
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