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Amazon Gets Physical With Office-Based Expansion

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Amazon.com  (AMZN) - Get Report announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its physical offices in six U.S. cities and adding thousands of corporate jobs, even as others go virtual.

Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will create as many as 3,500 corporate jobs across hubs in New York, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Detroit and Dallas. The plans include 2,000 jobs at the historic building in Manhattan that once housed the Lord & Taylor flagship department store.

In a statement, Amazon said it will invest more than $1.4 billion in the new offices, which will host teams supporting businesses across the company including AWS, Alexa, Amazon Advertising, Amazon Fashion, OpsTech and Amazon Fresh, among others. 

Amazon’s plans contrast with many other technology and non-tech companies that have settled into long-term remote-work scenarios amid the coronavirus pandemic. Facebook (FB) - Get Report in May said it would shift toward a substantially remote workforce over the next decade, while Twitter (TWTR) - Get Report has told employees they can work from home indefinitely.

The Seattle-based company expects to hire for a variety of roles over the next two years – from cloud infrastructure architects and software engineers to data scientists, product managers, and user experience designers.

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