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Amazon Is Expanding In Austin. Bringing 800 Jobs

The dust has nearly settled after Amazon announced it would no longer move half of its second headquarters to New York. Now,  the company plans to expand its Austin Tech Hub and employ 800 more people. “ With a strong pool of technical talent in Austin and a dynamic quality of life, we are excited to continue to expand and create more opportunity in this vibrant city,” Terry Leeper, General Manager of Amazon’s Austin Tech Hub, said in a press release. Amazon’s presence in Texas has brought more than 22,000 jobs to the state, and the company is looking to spread its impact. The tech hub expansion will create hundreds of software and hardware engineering, research science, and cloud computing positions. Austin has steadily made its mark as one of the growing tech cities in the United States and one of the top tech hubs in the South. The annual South By Southwest conference and Apple’s plans to build a $1 billion Austin campus have been major players in the shift. Smaller companies are...

Mar 29, 2019