SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 9, 2016--
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans for a new technology
development center in downtown Minneapolis that will create 100
full-time, technology-focused jobs. To celebrate Amazon’s expansion in
the Minneapolis community, Amazon is donating $10,000 plus mentoring
support to local nonprofit Code Savvy to help the group’s mission of
encouraging youth’s understanding of coding and promoting diversity in
the technology industry. Amazon currently has hundreds of employees in
Minnesota and is in the process of hiring an additional 1,000 full-time
employees for its new Shakopee, Minnesota, fulfillment center.
“Amazon is always looking for the best and brightest software engineers
to join our team,” said Dave Glick, vice president of operations
technology for Amazon. “The commitment to education, growth of the local
high-tech industry, and caliber of technical talent in Minneapolis make
it an ideal place for our expansion. We’re excited to create new
technology jobs in Minneapolis and look forward to growing our
operations technology team to help us develop cutting-edge software
applications that fuel Amazon’s rapidly growing operations, fulfillment
and delivery capabilities.”
“On behalf of the City of Minneapolis, it is my pleasure to extend a
warm welcome to Amazon,” said Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges.
“Minneapolis is growing rapidly, and our expanding workforce is ready
for the new full-time, high-technology jobs Amazon will bring. Welcome
to our community.”
The Minneapolis office will include multiple roles like software
development engineers and managers who will be tasked with developing
and innovating technology solutions that enhance Amazon’s operations.
Amazon employees receive comprehensive benefits, including healthcare,
401(k) and company stock awards, starting on day one, as well as
generous maternity and parental leave benefits.
“I’m excited that Amazon is bringing 100 new, high-tech jobs to
Minneapolis,” remarked Representative Raymond Dehn (DFL-Minneapolis).
“Not only will they be creating good paying jobs in an area of need,
they’ve chosen to donate $10,000 to Code Savvy, a non-profit that
teaches inner-city kids to code so they may have a better future.
Minneapolis has been a leader in technology and I’m pleased to welcome
Amazon to our community.”
As part of the company’s expansion in Minneapolis and its commitment to
the local community, Amazon will be donating $10,000 to Code Savvy to
fund the nonprofit’s Technovation[MN] program. The program focuses on
technology entrepreneurship led by girls that helps participants build
problem-solving apps and create business plans. Amazon employees at the
new office will also be offering mentoring support to Code Savvy.
“Code Savvy is so thrilled that Amazon is expanding their technology
team to the Minneapolis area and has honored us with a donation to our
all-girl entrepreneurship and app development program, Technovation[MN].
Welcome to the Code Savvy community!” said Jean Weiss, executive
director of Code Savvy. “In addition to this much needed funding, we are
looking forward to the Amazon team participating as mentors in the
program and hosting teams on field trips at their sites. Our thriving
tech community will be a great place for Amazon’s expanded venture and
we look forward to working closely with them on this and other Code
Savvy programs going forward.”
To learn more about job opportunities with Amazon in Minnesota, visit www.amazon.jobs/minneapolis-mn.
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guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor
focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and
long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized
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