Technology giant Amazon announces its plans to create 2500 additional corporate and tech jobs in California for its effort to expand in Santa Monica, Irvine, and San Diego.
Amazon has signed a lease for a 200,000-square-foot space with J.P. Morgan Asset Management at the Water Garden, managed by CBRE, to house the new employees over the coming years.
As part of its expansion strategy, the company is looking to hire local talent and continue developing and innovating on behalf of its clients.
Amazon is hiring for positions in software development, engineering, game design, user experience, and other areas across Amazon teams such as retail, games, operations, and Amazon Web Services.
This new expansion comes after Amazon launched more than 15 locations around Southern California in 2021, resulting in the creation of over 17,000 employees. Candidates from California can now take advantage of Amazon Returnship, a program designed to assist professionals who have lost or quit their jobs, including those displaced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Holly Sullivan, Vice President of Worldwide Economic Development at Amazon, said, “Communities across California have welcomed Amazon over the past decade and have seen firsthand how our investments can unlock new opportunities for their neighbors and local economies. We’ve created more than 170,000 jobs across the state and are committed to continue investing here.”
Sullivan further added that building cloud infrastructure, refining the Alexa experience, and inventing cutting-edge video games are among the 2,500 new opportunities. The company claims that these jobs offer an incredible opportunity for Californians from all walks of life to join Amazon and create a great career.
Moreover, people interested in working in technology can also use Amazon’s newest recruiting initiative, Best Fit. This unique program allows software engineers to apply once and be considered for multiple jobs across several Amazon teams.