To meet its growth in Phoenix, Amazon signed a 63,000 square foot expansion into its existing offices at 100 S. Mill Avenue in Tempe, developed by Cousins Properties and Hines. The new additional office space is expected to open to employees in late 2022. Amazon currently has more than 5,000 technical and corporate employees working in its Phoenix Tech Hub. As part of its recruiting and hiring efforts, Amazon is constantly innovating and creating new programs to offer candidates of all backgrounds and experience levels the opportunity to join the company, the company said in a press release. .
Amazon Returnship, an initiative to help professionals return to work after losing or leaving their jobs, including those displaced by the impacts of COVID-19. Through this paid 16-week initiative, Amazon has offered the program to people who have been unemployed or underemployed for at least a year. The initiative offers them a new opportunity to re-enter the workforce by restarting their careers at Amazon. Candidates go through a personalized and abbreviated interview process that takes into account their career path. Once they take up their new functions, they benefit from dedicated support and personalized coaching. During the program, returnees work on a specific project and, after four months, have the opportunity to take on full-time positions at Amazon.
Amazon will create more than 550 business and tech jobs in Tempe, Arizona, expanding the company’s Phoenix Tech Hub. The positions will support Amazon’s growing teams in Retail, Amazon Web Services, and Operations, and will include positions such as Software Development Engineers, Senior Solution Architects, Project Managers and business analysts.
Best Fit, a new program that allows software engineers to apply once and be considered for thousands of jobs on hundreds of teams across the company, including some roles they were previously unable to. -be not even thought of. The investment in Amazon’s Phoenix Tech Hub is part of a multi-city expansion across the country and the company. The company plans to create 3,000 jobs in Austin, Chicago and Phoenix over the next few years. Last year, Amazon announced it would create 500 jobs in the Phoenix area, also with an investment at 100 S. Mill Avenue. There are currently over 400 business and technical roles available at Amazon’s Phoenix Tech Hub.
“Not only do Phoenix and Tempe have an incredible talent pool, but it’s also a place people want to settle down. We have experienced incredible growth over the past few years, creating jobs and economic opportunities for the entire community. We have already created over 5,000 business and technology jobs in the Phoenix area and we are delighted to continue to invest here, ” Doug Welzel, Site Manager for Amazon’s Phoenix Tech Hub said in a statement.
“It’s investments from companies like Amazon that will continue to help Tempe attract more companies and tech talent to our city. These types of investments not only create good jobs, but they help fuel the economic engine of our community and provide more opportunities for our residents and citizens ”, Corey Woods, Mayor of Tempe noted.
“We are proud of Amazon’s continued investments in Arizona and the more than 32,000 jobs they support. The latest expansion of Amazon’s Tech Hub in Tempe reflects our highly skilled and growing workforce as well as our leading attraction for technology and innovation, ” Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority noted.
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