Amazon continues to gobble up talent in the Seattle area, hiring thousands of new staffers for its South Lake Union headquarters. But that’s not the only place where the tech powerhouse is going for talent.
The Boston Globe reports today that Amazon has secured a lease for 105,000 square feet of space in the Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. That’s also where Google and Microsoft have engineering offices.
The Boston Globe had previously reported on Amazon’s intentions to establish an engineering center in the region, reporting last December that it was looking for about 40,000 square feet of space. The new office lease would have room for more than 300 employees.
Amazon has other interests in Massachusetts, buying robot maker Kiva Systems earlier this year for $775 million. The company also is considering a distribution center in the state.
Amazon has grown its worldwide workforce to nearly 70,000, and it continues to expand its headquarters footprint in Seattle with plans to erect new office towers in the Denny Triangle neighborhood on the north edge of downtown. In October, Amazon also announced plans to buy its existing Seattle headquarters campus in South Lake Union from Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. for more than $1.1 billion.
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