Amazon is expanding in South California

Amazon is all set to add more than 2,500 new jobs across several sites in South California. Moreover, the company announced that they will offer these job roles within corporate and tech departments.

Three new sites

The retail giant Amazon is offering a wide range of white-collar jobs for their offices in Santa Monica, Irvine and San Diego. The company has announced that they have signed three leases to setup ‘tech hubs’ in three different cities. These three locations combine will encompass an area of 439,000 square feet. Amazon has signed a lease with Seritage Growth Properties and Invesco for a 123,000-square-foot space at University Town Center. This lease will accommodate the expansion in San Diego and they are planning to open this site for employees in early 2023.

More than 2,500 new jobs

The e-commerce giant’s expansion plans in Southern California will pave way for creation of more than 2,500 corporate and tech jobs. According to company’s announcement, more than 700 of these jobs will be in San Diego. Moreover, Amazon will create more than 1,000 jobs in Santa Monica and more than 800 jobs in Irvine. Amazon’s San Diego’s hub is already employing more than 1,000 tech and corporate employees. The Seattle-based company intends to recruit locally for new roles. Moreover, they are planning to hire workers in various areas including retail, operations, gaming and web services. Specific roles include software development engineers, game designers and user experience designers.

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    The new jobs “include roles building cloud infrastructure, improving the Alexa experience, and designing cutting-edge video games.” Holly Sullivan, Amazon’s vice president of worldwide economic development said in an announcement.

    Diminishing e-commerce growth

    The demand of online products witnessed a significant surge during the pandemic. To cater the rising demand, Amazon has opened several new sites across different locations in U.S. The three offices are among the latest flurry of sites Amazon has opened over the last two years. However, e-commerce growth has slowed as the pandemic is fading away. Analysts are suggesting that the company should reduce their workforce now. Otherwise, it may spark labor unrest and may lead to unionized efforts. Last week, the company acknowledged that they have hired too many workers. Moreover, they also reported a loss of $3.8 billion during last quarter.

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