Amazon will open a new technology development center in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company will create 100 full-time, technology-focused jobs.
According to company officials, 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. 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 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.”
Mayor Betsy Hodges said, “Minneapolis is growing rapidly, and our expanding workforce is ready for the new full-time, high-technology jobs Amazon will bring.”