Amazon is expanding its workforce in Las Vegas and plans to create 125 additional corporate jobs in the city.
To accommodate this growth, the company recently opened a new 30,000-square-foot office in Town Square in downtown Las Vegas. This expansion will allow Amazon to more than double its corporate workforce in the area – with teams based in the new Las Vegas office supporting the company’s Human Resources organization.
“We are excited to create more jobs in Las Vegas and continue to invest in the city and its people. 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.”
Tami Dennis, Site Lead, Amazon’s Las Vegas office
Amazon’s Las Vegas office currently has more than 100 employees specializing in managing leave of absence and accommodation services for the company’s employees across the United States.
The teams working in Las Vegas are human resources specialists who act as the first point of contact for employees requesting a job accommodation, including American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for Amazon employees and candidates applying for jobs at the company.
Amazon is one of the only tech companies in the U.S. that has full-time ASL interpreters to support deaf or hard of hearing employees.
Supporting the Local Community
To mark the company’s latest investment in Nevada, Amazon is donating $100,000 to two food bank partners to aid in the fight against childhood hunger.
The donation supports the Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada in Reno – both of which serve children and families in communities where Amazon has fulfillment centers.
Additionally, Amazon is funding computer science classes or robotics programs in 11 Nevada high schools through Amazon Future Engineer—a childhood-to-career program to inspire, educate, and propel children and young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities to build skills and start careers in computer science.
Amazon has also awarded three students from Nevada the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship award, which provides $40,000 in funding to students from disadvantaged or underrepresented backgrounds to study computer science in college, and receive a guaranteed, paid internship offer at Amazon.
Investing and Creating Jobs in Nevada
Amazon has created more than 3,500 full-time jobs and invested over $2.5 billion in Nevada since 2011, including customer fulfillment infrastructure and compensation to its employees.
The company estimates that these direct investments in the state contributed more than $1.5 billion to Nevada’s economy (2011-2018) and generated an additional 4,000 indirect jobs on top of the company’s direct hires.
There are also more than 19,500 authors, developers, and small and medium-sized businesses in Nevada growing their businesses with Amazon.
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