Technology giant Amazon announces the launch of its largest office in Tamil Nadu, located in the state capital Chennai’s World Trade Center building.
The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M.K. Stalin, inaugurated the new Amazon office in a recently held opening ceremony. Thiru Mano Thangaraj, Minister of IT, Government of Tamil Nadu, Thiru Neeraj Mittal, Secretary, Department of IT, Government of Tamil Nadu, and other senior government officials were also present at the inauguration event.
Amazon’s new Chennai office is spread across 8.3 lakh square feet occupying eighteen floors, with a capacity of nearly 6000 employees. However, no information was provided by Amazon regarding the current strength of its workforce in the office.
The office building incorporates internationally recognized construction standards, resulting in best-in-class architecture and facilities that will operate at substantially lower costs than any traditional building.
Amazon claims the office to be highly energy efficient as it would offer a nearly 23% reduction in annual energy consumption.
“The infrastructure developments in Tamil Nadu have been a result of our investment-friendly policies and commitment to creating new jobs for the talent pool in the state. We believe that the launch of Amazon’s new office in Chennai will have a multiplier effect on the state economy,” said the Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin.
He further added that the state’s economic and social well-being would be linked to the newest expansion and investment. Stalin also congratulated the Amazon team for launching its new office.
Amazon has established multiple preventative health measures as instructed by the government for its employees, associates, and partners to provide a healthy working environment. The office will function at its full capacity as the COVID-19 situation and restrictions start to relax.
Director of Global Retail Estate & Facilities at Amazon, Vinod Mathews, said, “The new office is a reaffirmation of our growth and commitment to the state, and we will continue to expand and invest in our employee base in the region to serve our customers and enhance their experience.”