Amazon Expands Chicago Tech Hub, Will Create 400 New Tech Jobs

Amazon will expand its office in downtown Chicago by more than 70,000 square feet, allowing the company to double its tech workforce in the city.

Amazon will expand its Chicago Tech Hub and create 400 new tech jobs, doubling its tech workforce in the Windy City. To accommodate its job creation, Amazon will expand its office in downtown Chicago by more than 70,000 square feet, allowing the company to add employees in cloud computing, advertising, and business development.

Amazon Chicago Tech Hub
A detail of Amazon’s Tech Hub in Chicago, where the company has plans to create 400 new jobs. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We’re excited to create more opportunity in Chicago – a city with terrific talent and a culture of innovation,” said Geoff Nyheim, Director Central US AWS Sales. “We look forward to doubling our teams in the Windy City, contributing to its diverse economy, and hiring local talent to fill exciting roles across Amazon.”

Amazon’s Chicago Tech Hub is one of the company’s 18 North American Tech Hubs – a network of development centers in addition to Amazon’s Seattle and Arlington, VA headquarters. Together, these Hubs have more than 20,000 employees innovating for Amazon customers around the world. Chicago-based Amazon teams currently build and support products and services for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon Advertising, and the company’s Transportation and Operations units.

“Chicago is a global hub with an unmatched workforce – the ideal incubator for Amazon to attract the talent needed to fuel its continued growth,” said Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot.

Since 2010, Amazon has invested over $4.4 billion in Illinois, including building customer fulfillment and cloud infrastructure, research facilities, and compensation to employees. The company estimates that these direct investments in the state contributed an additional $3.3 million to Illinois’ economy (2010-2018) and generated an additional 10,000 indirect jobs on top of the company’s direct hires. There are also more than 73,500 authors, developers, and small and medium-sized businesses in Illinois starting or growing their businesses with Amazon.

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