As part of its promise to create around 6,000 jobs across the state of New York by 2019, Amazon is bringing more than 2,000 of those jobs to NYC in advertising and fashion.
Amazon announced Thursday that it plans to bring more than 2,000 jobs to the city over the next three years.
The online retail giant will open a new office in Manhattan and will take 360,000 square feet of space at Brookfield’s 5 Manhattan West.
It was announced in March by Whole Foods Market, which Amazon acquired, that it would take the ground-level retail space of the 5 Manhattan West property.
The company said that once it is in New York City, it will have full-time positions available for Amazon Web Services and Amazon Fashion.
“We’re excited to expand our presence in New York – we have always found great talent here,” remarked Paul Kotas, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide advertising.
A spokesperson for New York City mayor’s office has said to CNBC: “New York City has the most innovative and diverse tech sector in the nation. … We are very interested in the possibility of Amazon locating a headquarters in the five boroughs, and believe the city’s competitive advantages position it well.”
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