Amazon is expanding its presence in Austin. On Thursday, the organization expressed that it intends to include 800 new tech jobs in Austin in regions, for example, research, cloud computing, and engineering. Austin did not offer any incentives to Amazon for additional roles.
Amazon as of now has 1,000 corporates in Austin. The city has progressively turned into a tech hub, with the presence of tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Dell in the area.
Additionally, Amazon’s Whole Foods is headquartered in Austin. This is the e-commerce giant’s first noteworthy corporate expansion since it rejected plans to assemble a second headquarters in New York’s Long Island City neighborhood a month ago, after counterattack from local lawmakers and a few individuals from the community.
On November 2018, Amazon chose New York City and Northern Virginia to part obligation as its second headquarters, alluded to as HQ2, following more than year-long search. The two areas should be home to 25,000 employees after some time. (Amazon still intends to push ahead with the Northern Virginia campus and another hub in Nashville, Tennessee).
Amazon got 238 recommendations for HQ2 and limited those down to 20 front-runners, including Austin. Contenders attempted to entice Amazon with expounding gestures and huge duty incentives.
Amazon has said it won’t reopen the search for HQ2. Rather, the organization will distribute the employments implied for Long Island City over its current 17 corporate workplaces and tech hubs in the United States and Canada.
Be that as it may, the expansion into Austin was at that point underway preceding Amazon’s choice to drop its second headquarters at Long Island City. Amazon said it has put over $7 billion in of Texas since 2011, including infrastructure and remuneration to its workers.