Amazon’s plans to expand its tech hub in downtown Denver includes the creation of 400 tech jobs, doubling its workforce in the area.
The new jobs include software and hardware engineering, cloud computing and advertising. The new positions will work out of a new office Amazon is opening in downtown Denver. Amazon opened an office in Boulder last fall.
Together with its customer fulfillment and retail facilities, the company has created more than 3,500 full-time jobs in Colorado.
“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.”
“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 Colorado Governor Jared Polis. “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.”
Amazon has more than 350 employees in the Denver area building new products and services for the company’s retail and advertising businesses, as well as Amazon Web Services. Amazon’s new 98,000 s. f. office will be located in Invesco’s 1515 Wynkoop LEED Platinum building in Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood.
Amazon’s Denver Tech Hub is one of the company’s 17 North American tech hubs, which have more than 20,000 employees.
The online retailer has invested more than $1.5 billion in Colorado over the last three years, including infrastructure, compensation and Whole Foods Market. The company estimates that these direct investments in the state contributed more than $1 billion to Colorado’s economy (2016-2018) and generated over 8,000 indirect jobs, 3,700 of them created by Amazon’s direct suppliers.
Over the past seven years, the company has invested more than $160 billion in the U.S., including corporate offices, development and research centers, fulfillment infrastructure and compensation to its employees.