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Amazon plans to create 550 corporate and tech jobs in Tempe over the next few years

Dec 22, 2021, 4:25 AM
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(File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

PHOENIX — Amazon announced on Tuesday it plans to create more than 550 corporate and tech jobs in Tempe over the next few years, adding to the corporate giant’s already sizable presence in the Valley.

The new roles will support the company’s consumer retail, Amazon Web Services and operations.

Positions include software development engineers, senior solution architects, project managers and business analysts.

“Not only do Phoenix and Tempe have an incredible existing talent pipeline, but this is a place where people want to move to as well,” Doug Welzel, site lead for Amazon’s Phoenix Tech Hub, said in a press release.

“We’ve experienced amazing growth over the last few years, creating jobs and economic opportunity for the wider community. We’ve already created more than 5,000 corporate and tech jobs in the Phoenix area and we are excited to continue investing here.”

The company is also currently looking to fill 400 corporate and tech roles at the Phoenix Tech Hub. More information can be found online.

Amazon to accommodate for the expected growth has signed on to a 63,000-square-foot expansion at its current Tempe offices, which is expected to be ready late next year.

“It’s investments from companies like Amazon that will continue to help Tempe attract more businesses and tech talent to our city,” Mayor Corey Woods said in the release.

“These types of investments not only create good jobs, but they help to power the economic engine of our community and provide more opportunities for our residents and citizens.”

Amazon over the past decade has created more than 32,000 full- and part-time jobs in Arizona and has invested over $16 billion across the state, according to the release. This includes fulfillment centers, Whole Food Market locations and the Phoenix Tech Hub.

Investments by Amazon have contributed $13 billion to the state’s economy and supported 44,000 indirect jobs, according to the release.

Along with Amazon’s investment into the metro Phoenix area, the company also plans to create jobs in Austin and Chicago. Amazon expects to create 3,000 jobs as part of the multi-city expansion.

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Amazon plans to create 550 corporate and tech jobs in Tempe over the next few years