Amazon Announces Plans to Add 200 High-Tech Jobs in Minneapolis

In this Tuesday, May 30, 2017, file photo, the Amazon logo is displayed at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Photo: AP/Richard Drew, File
In this Tuesday, May 30, 2017, file photo, the Amazon logo is displayed at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square.

April 30, 2018 12:44 PM

Amazon announced plans Monday to expand its Minneapolis Tech Hub, which would result in the creation of 200 new high-tech jobs in fields like transportation technology and cloud computing.

The tech hub is one of more than a dozen nationwide that invent and build new products for Amazon customers, according to a release.

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Last year, the company signed a lease to move into a 103,000-square foot office in the T3 building in Minneapolis' North Loop.

"We've found phenomenal talent here, and look forward to growing our team in our new office in the vibrant North Loop neighborhood," Ari Silkey, the general manager of Amazon's Minneapolis office, said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Gov. Mark Dayton issued a statement about the announcement:

"Amazon's growth in Minnesota during the past three years has created thousands of good-paying jobs here and added hundreds of millions of dollars to our economy. We are deeply grateful to Amazon for its continuing commitment to Minnesota and for the jobs this new expansion will create."

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In the release, Amazon stated it has created more than 2,000 full-time jobs in Minnesota, and invested over $400 million in the state since 2015.

The bulk of which has come at the company's fulfillment center in Shakopee, which opened in 2016.

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In January, it was announced Minnesota was not on the list of contenders for a second corporate headquarters for the company.

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