Amazon Expands Denver Tech Hub and Announces Plans to Create 400 New Tech Jobs

Amazon to more than double its tech workforce in the metro area and
open new office downtown

Amazon has created more than 3,500 full-time jobs in Colorado and
invested over $1.5 billion in the state since 2016, including
infrastructure and compensation


SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced an expansion of its Denver Tech
Hub and plans to create 400 new high-tech jobs in fields including
software and hardware engineering, cloud computing, and advertising. To
accommodate this job creation, Amazon will open a new office in downtown
Denver – joining the company’s Boulder office which opened last fall –
and allowing the company to more than double its tech workforce in the
Denver area. Together with its customer fulfillment and retail
facilities, the company has created more than 3,500 full-time jobs in
Colorado.

“We’re excited to continue to grow and invest in the Denver area,” said
Dave Wood, Site Lead for Amazon’s Denver Tech Hub. “Our new office will
offer our teams the convenience of a downtown location with an array of
outdoor adventures just up the road.”

“I’m so excited that Amazon is adding 400 more jobs in Colorado. We have
a terrific workforce that continues to attract the ideas and businesses
that thrive in a knowledge-based economy and we are a great place to do
business,” said Governor Jared Polis. “Amazon’s current Colorado
presence spans from distribution centers to robotics, corporate and
operations. It’s wonderful to see their continued investment in our
community.”

“As a growing thriving tech city it’s no surprise Amazon has chosen to
expand their Denver workforce,” said Representative Alex Valdez. “Our
people and quality of life are second to none. We’re excited to see more
quality tech jobs coming to our great city.”

“Amazon’s continued growth in Metro Denver highlight the value in our
investments in place-making, talent development, and global
connectivity,” said Sam Bailey, Vice President, Metro Denver Economic
Development Corporation. “We are thrilled to partner with Amazon on this
significant opportunity for our community.”

Amazon has more than 350 employees in the Denver area building new
products and services for the company’s retail and advertising
businesses, as well as Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon’s new 98,000
square foot office will be located in Invesco’s 1515 Wynkoop LEED®
Platinum building in Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood. Amazon’s
Denver Tech Hub is one of the company’s 17
North American Tech Hubs
– a network of development centers in
addition to Amazon’s Seattle and Arlington headquarters. Together, these
Hubs have more than 20,000 employees, innovating for Amazon customers
around the world.

Recognized on LinkedIn’s Top Companies list for the past four years in
the U.S., Amazon provides comprehensive benefits to its employees,
including healthcare from day one, 401(k) with 50 percent match and
flexible parental leave — from the company’s most senior executives to
its hourly FC associates. Amazon also offers a range of programs to
equip job seekers and employees with the skills they need for new,
in-demand jobs, from paid cloud computing apprenticeships for military
veterans, to its innovative Career Choice program, which pre-pays 95% of
tuition for courses in in-demand fields, regardless of whether skills
are relevant to a career at Amazon. To date, more than 12,000 employees
have participated in Career Choice in the United States, pursuing
degrees in healthcare, information technology, and many more areas of
study.

Investing and creating jobs in Colorado

Amazon has invested over $1.5 billion in Colorado over the last three
years alone, including infrastructure, compensation and Whole Foods
Market. The company estimates that these direct investments in the state
contributed more than $1 billion to Colorado’s economy (2016-2018) and
generated over 8,000 indirect jobs, 3,700 of them created by Amazon’s
direct suppliers. There are also more than 45,000 authors, developers,
and small and medium-sized businesses in Colorado growing their
businesses with Amazon.

As part of Amazon’s ongoing commitment to the community, the company has
brought the Amazon Future Engineer program to Colorado this year. Amazon
Future Engineer – a childhood-to-career program to inspire, educate and
propel children and young adults from underserved and underrepresented
communities to pursue careers in computer science – is providing 28 high
schools across Colorado, including 14 in the Denver-area, with computer
science courses. Schools and students throughout Colorado have also
benefitted from Amazon Future Engineer robotics grants and Coding with
Kids coding classes. This month, Amazon surprised STEM Launch in
Thornton with a $25,000 donation to support the K-8 school’s Family
Makerspace. Additionally, Amazon’s Denver area fulfillment centers have
donated thousands of pounds of food and needed products to support
families in need through Food Bank of the Rockies.

Over the past seven years, the company has invested more than $160
billion in the U.S., including corporate offices, development and
research centers, fulfillment infrastructure, and compensation to its
employees.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than
competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational
excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping,
personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle
Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa
are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more
information, visit www.amazon.com/about
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