A sign outside of Amazon's HQ in Seattle. Photo via Matt Shobe.

Want a job packing boxes? Amazon has 2,500

Amazon announced today that it has 2,500 job openings between six fulfillment centers in Chester, Va., Dupont, Wash., Coffeyville, Kan., Murfreesboro, Tenn., Columbia, S.C. and Petersburg, Va. “Last year, we hired more than 20,000 people into full-time jobs across our U.S. fulfillment centers – with more than half starting as seasonal employees,” Mike Roth, Amazon’s… Read More

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Inside Amazon’s plans for a massive new urban campus

Draft design documents filed this week with the city of Seattle provide the first public glimpse of Amazon.com’s plans for a new campus covering three city blocks on the northern edge of downtown — showing three office buildings as tall as 37 stories, ground-floor retail space, an auditorium, an outdoor amphitheater, an “awareness garden” and other… Read More

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Amazon.com picks Boston for new development center

Amazon.com has been growing like a weed over the past year, hiring hundreds of engineers and developers at its new headquarters in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood and expanding its footprint in the city. But Amazon, like many other technology giants, is now looking elsewhere for top talent. The Boston Globe reports that the giant… Read More

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Amazon.com continues to grow, gobbling up prime real estate

Amazon.com added more than 8,000 employees during the third quarter — a mind-numbing hiring pace for the Seattle-based online retailer. And where are they going to put all of those folks? Last month, we reported that the company was poised to take over several floors in the West 8th office building located at 8th and… Read More

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Amazon.com profits tank as company adds whopping 4,200 employees in one quarter

Amazon.com just reported quarterly profits significantly below Wall Street’s expectations, despite revenues that exceeded them, and the reason is spelled out in the employment data accompanying the report. The company exploded with growth during the first quarter — expanding its entire employee base by 4,200 people, or 12 percent, in just three months, bringing its… Read More