Amazon is planning to double its corporate workforce in Las Vegas by creating an an extra 125 job in the city. The e-commerce giant has recently opened a 30,000 square foot office in Town Square as it plans to further expand its corporate workforce in the area.
Since 2011, Amazon has been opening distribution centres in Nevada and around the country. The centres offer rapid delivery of clothes, diapers and other items purchased online.
Amazon setting up shop in Henderson
Amazon is now preparing to set up shop in Henderson, near the Raiders’ new practice grounds. The massive facility more known as Project Hope and Project 56 in Henderson city records, has been under developments since at least fall of 2017.
Henderson city spokeswoman Kathleen Richards confirmed on Friday that “the city is excited to welcome one of the largest e-commerce and technology companies on the planet to the community. Bringing quality jobs and helping to strengthen and diversify”
“We are excited to create more jobs in Las Vegas and continue to invest in the city and its people,” said Tami Dennis, Site Lead of Amazon’s Las Vegas office. “We’ve opened the doors to our new office and we’re looking forward to meeting more of the city’s terrific talent as we look to support the diverse needs of our workforce.”
The online-giant invested $2.5 billion in Nevada since 2011
Amazon’s office currently employs around 100 people specializing in human resources’ services. The office mainly serves Amazon’s U.S employees and is the first point of contact for employees seeking a job with the company.
According to Nasdaq, “In April 2018, Amazon said it will open its fourth Nevada facility in North Las Vegas to support customer fulfillment. This will create more than 1,000 full-time jobs. The company currently employs more than 3,000 full-time associates at its three previously existing Nevada facilities in North Las Vegas and Reno.”
Amazon claims that they “created more than 3,500 full-time jobs and invested more than $2.5 billion in Nevada since 2011. This includes infrastructure and compensation.”
The company estimates its direct investments to have contributed more than $1.5 billion to Nevada’s economy between 2011 to 2019. This created 4,000 indirect jobs on top of the company’s direct hires.
It is worth mentioning that Amazon kept a tight lid on the project. Panattoni partner Doug Roberts, who oversees his company’s projects in Nevada, mentions that he “broke ground on the industrial project in April. And that it will be ready in the second quarter of 2020.” At the time construction was starting Roberts couldn’t confirm if it was for Amazon or not.
CBRE Group broker Greg Tassi said he “figured Amazon chose Henderson to service the southern half of the valley.” He also added “that other companies set up shop in the city because of its proximity to the Strip and Southern California.”