Amazon.com is hiring like mad in Seattle, with word earlier this week that the fast-growing tech giant plans to continue its building boom with three new buildings north of downtown.
But Seattle is not the only place where Amazon is expanding. A report out this week from the Austin American Statesmen indicates that the company plans to open a 76,000 square foot engineering center in Austin, a facility with room for about 250 workers. The company — which is hiring for software and hardware engineers — is expected to move into the space at the Domain 7 complex next year, near offices of online travel company HomeAway.
Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell tells the newspaper that Amazon’s arrival would be a “great boon to the city,” but he was unaware of the company’s plans.
In addition to Austin, reports surfaced earlier this week that the company is hiring for flight operations engineers for its drone business in Cambridge, England. It also has a growing presence in Boston — with new offices that have room for 800 people — and New York. In addition, the company is considering a new $1.1 billion data center facility near Columbus, Ohio.
Amazon is continuing on a serious growth spurt, as this chart shows. The chart does include workers at the company’s growing network of fulfillment centers.