Amazon to more than double its tech workforce in the metro area and open new office downtown.
Amazon may have turned Denver down for its H2 project, but it is expanding operations to the tune of 400 new jobs in the Mile High City. The online retail giant announced on April 30 that it was planning to expand its Denver Tech Hub, more than doubling its workforce in the Denver area. Jobs added will be in software and hardware engineering, cloud computing, advertising, and more. They will be housed in a new location downtown.
“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.”
Amazon has already created more than 3,500 full-time jobs throughout the state, including customer fulfillment and retail facilities, as well as its office in Boulder, which opened last fall. The company has also invested over $1.5 billion in the state since 2016.
Denver was an attractive choice for Amazon, as well as many other tech companies, because of our workforce experience and location.
“As a growing thriving tech city it's no surprise Amazon has chosen to expand their Denver workforce,” said Representative Alex Valdez in a statement. “Our people and quality of life are second to none. We're excited to see more quality tech jobs coming to our great city.”
To accommodate the new employees, Amazon will be moving into a 98,000-square-foot office at Invesco's 1515 Wynkoop LEED Platinum building in LoDo.
City and state officials are thrilled about the continued relationship that Amazon has with Colorado.
“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 in a statement. “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.
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