Amazon announced plans to create more than 500 new tech and corporate jobs in Phoenix, Arizona, expanding the company’s corporate office in the city. Amazon’s growing teams in Phoenix support a variety of business across the company, including Operations and Retail. To accommodate its growth plans in the city the company will add more than 90,000 square feet of office space at 100 Mill. On top of the 500 new jobs being announced today, Amazon currently has more than 150 tech and corporate roles open in the Phoenix area.
Teams at Amazon’s Phoenix Tech Hub are working on multiple projects to support Amazon’s customers – from developing new technologies to improve efficiency in our sortation process across the company’s global transportation network to creating new tools for Amazon Photos to inventing new machine learning models that use cloud services to continue personalizing the customers’ shopping experience.
“We’ve been able to hire great talent in Phoenix and our teams here have been developing some of Amazon’s latest inventions – now we want to double down on our hiring efforts in the city,” said Doug Welzel, Site Lead at Amazon’s Phoenix corporate office. “We look forward to continue working with the wider Phoenix community and local leaders to attract and develop the best innovators in the region and become a new source of growth for the city’s economy.”
Today’s announcement in Phoenix is part of Amazon’s national expansion of its network of Tech Hubs in North America, aiming to create new opportunities for job seekers across the country. The company today also announced plans to expand its corporate offices in Dallas, Denver, Detroit, New York and San Diego – committing to a total of 3,500 new jobs. Amazon now has more than 35,000 employees across its 18 North American Tech Hubs – in addition to its headquarters in the Puget Sound region (WA) and Arlington (VA).
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Support our communities in Phoenix and beyond
Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 17,500 jobs in Arizona and invested more than $11 billion across the state, including infrastructure (from fulfillment centers to delivery stations to Prime Now hubs) and compensation. These investments have contributed an additional $9 billion to the Arizona economy and have helped create an additional 16,800 jobs on top of those that the company directly employs – from jobs in construction and logistics to professional services. Currently, more than 10,000 independent authors and small and medium businesses in Arizona are currently growing their businesses’ with Amazon.
As part of Amazon’s continued presence in Arizona, the company also continues to invest and engage with local communities around the state. Through Amazon Future Engineer – a childhood-to-career program that inspires, educates, and propels children and young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities to pursue careers in computer science – Amazon is funding Introductory and AP computer science courses for more than 40 high schools in Arizona. Thanks to this initiative, Amazon has awarded three Arizona students $40,000 Amazon Future Engineer college scholarships and guaranteed Amazon internships. In addition, one of our first ever Amazon Future Engineer Teachers of the Year was from Phoenix, AZ – as part of her award, she won $50,000 for her school.
Amazon teamed up with St. Mary’s Food Bank to donate delivery services of groceries and pre-packaged foods to vulnerable residents across the Phoenix area. We have already delivered more than 5,000 pounds of food serving more than 4,000 meals to communities in the region. The collaboration with St. Mary’s Food Bank is part of our commitment to deliver six million of meals to underserved and vulnerable populations in cities across the U.S., to help those disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Amazon has been a proud community partner since 2007, giving back to the Arizona community through funding and in-kind donations as well as employee volunteerism. Over the last 18 months, Amazon has contributed $250,000+ in funding to support efforts to expand STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, fight homelessness, further pediatric cancer research, and aid in COVID-19 relief efforts.
Working at Amazon
With more than 876,000 employees worldwide, Amazon has been recognized on LinkedIn’s Top Companies list and considered one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune. The company also received a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. On top of highly competitive salaries and full benefits from day one, Amazon offers a wide range of programs to equip employees with the skills for new, in-demand jobs – from paid cloud computing apprenticeships, to Amazon Technical Academy to its innovative Career Choice initiative, which prepays 95 percent of the cost of tuition to pursue continuing education courses in in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. All of these programs are part of Upskilling 2025, a $700 million commitment by Amazon to support all employees looking to move into higher-skill, better-paying roles.
Amazon continues to prioritize the health and safety of its employees. The company has invested more than $800 million in the first half of 2020 on COVID‑19 safety measures, including purchasing Personal Protective Equipment, procuring COVID‑19 testing supplies, and hiring more janitorial staff. In addition to these measures, Amazon has also established a $25 million relief fund for partners like delivery drivers and seasonal associates facing financial hardship or quarantine, provided a special one-time Thank You bonus totaling over $500 million to all front-line employees and partners who were with the company throughout the month of June and donated $10 million in PPE supplies.