Amazon plans to add more than 2,500 corporate and technology jobs over the coming years in Southern California.
The company will expand its Tech Hubs in San Diego and the Los Angeles area, including Irvine and Santa Monica.
“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,” said Holly Sullivan, Amazon’s vice president of worldwide economic development.
“These 2,500 new jobs includeroles building cloud infrastructure, improving the Alexa experience,and designing cutting edge video games. They’re afantastic opportunity for Californians of all backgrounds to join Amazon and build a successful career,” she added.
Amazon’s investments in California will include new office space in three cities, contributing to local job creation and the revitalization of downtown areas.
These investments include:
- Santa Monica – As part of Amazon’s expansion at its Los Angeles Tech Hub, the company plans to create more than 1,000 new corporate and tech jobs in Santa Monica over the coming years. Amazon has signed a lease for a 200,000-square-foot space with J.P. Morgan Asset Management at the Water Garden. The new site will begin welcoming employees in mid-2023.
- Irvine – Further expanding its Los Angeles Tech Hub, Amazon also plans to create more than 800 corporate and tech jobs over the next few years in Irvine. The company has signed a lease for 116,000 square feet of space at Spectrum Terrace with Irvine Company and plans to occupy the office space later this year.
- San Diego – Amazon has signed a lease for a 123,000-square-foot space with Seritage Growth Properties and Invesco at University Town Center to accommodate more than 700 employees. About 1,000 tech and corporate employees are already working at Amazon’s San Diego Tech Hub. The new office space will open for employees in early 2023.