E-commerce giant Amazon is planning a major expansion in Austin. Amazon announced that it plans to create more than 2,000 corporate and tech jobs in Austin over the next few years.

2,000 New Jobs

Amazon has already created more than 70,000 jobs full time and part time jobs in Texas over the last decade. The current expansion is aimed to support growing teams in Operations Technology, Amazon Retail, Amazon Business, and Amazon Web Services. Amazon will offer job roles including data engineers, senior technical program managers, user experience designers, and financial analysts.

During the end of December 2021, the tech giant announced it has already signed a lease for 330,000 square feet office space. The space in acquired at The Domain which is a shopping mall in North Austin. This office will be an addition to Amazon’s already existing three offices at The Domain. The new office in Austin is expected to be operational by 2024.

Austin’s Expansion Plan

There are more than 3,000 employees working at Amazon’s Austin Tech Hub in three locations at The Domain. They are from both tech and corporate side. The site lead for Amazon’s current offices says that the company has more than 1,000 corporate and technology positions currently open in Austin. You may check the job listings online. The expansion at Austin is part of Amazon’s nationwide efforts to grow. They have planned to hire 3,000 people across Austin, Chicago and Phoenix. They also posted 750 jobs in Houston and Dallas.

Amazon Returnship Program

The e-commerce company has initiated a program named Amazon Returnship to attract the workers. The idea is help professionals get back to work after they lost or left their jobs. This also include people displaced by the coronavirus pandemic.  The 16-week paid initiative is offered to the people who do not have a job during the past one year. After joining the program, the employees work on a specific project for a four-month period. Afterwards, there is a possibility of moving in a full-time position at Amazon.

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