Amazon is about to bring 2,000 new jobs to the west side of Manhattan. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reported on Thursday that the web-based retailing giant will extend its presence in the city by opening a 359,000-square-foot managerial office at 5 Manhattan West. “Amazon’s further expansion in New York is proof positive that our strong economic climate, diverse workforce and talent are helping to attract top-notch companies from around the world,” Cuomo said in a statement.
The company intends to bring more jobs to the city throughout the following three years, promising to make approximately 6,000 employments crosswise over New York state by 2019. As a major aspect of the arrangement, the state will furnish the organization with up to $20 million in performance-based credits. Amazon additionally plans to contribute $55 million to equip the space in its entirety. The declaration comes two weeks after Amazon revealed plans to open another high-tech warehouse in Staten Island’s Global Logistics Park, making 2,250 full-time employments.
In New York, Amazon intends to situate its advertising team, which concentrates on advertising, product design and engineering. Full-time positions are likewise up for grabs to work for Amazon Web Services and Amazon Fashion, the organization said. Amazon’s new office will give a home to occupations in finance, sales, marketing and IT, with normal pay rates of $100,000 a year, state authorities said. “We’re excited to expand our presence in New York – we have always found great talent here,” said Paul Kotas, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide advertising. “Last January we announced our plans to create 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs in the U.S. by mid-2018, and we are on track to reach that goal.”
However, Amazon is currently exploring locations for its second headquarters, a pursuit that the company reported before this month. A representative for Governor Cuomo’s office had told CNBC: “New York City has the most innovative and diverse tech sector in the nation. … We are very interested in the possibility of Amazon locating a headquarters in the five boroughs and believe the city’s competitive advantages position it well.” On Thursday a source acquainted with Amazon’s ideas said that the 2,000 jobs coming to New York preceded Amazon’s HQ2 declaration and shouldn’t be viewed as any sort of underwriting for New York City in that hunt.