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Amazon expands San Diego Tech Hub and announces plans to create 300 high tech jobs

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Amazon opens new 85,000 sq. ft office in the University Town Center
neighborhood of San Diego to more than double its tech workforce in the
area

Amazon has created more than 39,000 full-time jobs in California and
invested over $19 billion in the state since 2011, including
infrastructure and compensation

Amazon has 17 Tech Hubs and more than 17,500 corporate and tech
employees across North America outside of Seattle

(NASDAQ:AMZN)— Amazon today announced an expansion of its San
Diego Tech Hub and plans to create 300 new high tech jobs in fields
including software development, machine learning, cloud computing, and
digital entertainment. To accommodate the job creation, Amazon has
opened a new 85,000 square foot office in Alexandria Real Estate
Equities, Inc.'s Campus Pointe in the University Town Center
neighborhood of San Diego. This expansion will allow the company to more
than double its tech workforce in the area. Together with its customer
fulfillment facilities, Amazon has created more than 39,000 jobs in
California and since 2011 invested over $19 billion in the state,
including infrastructure and compensation to its employees.

"Amazon is excited to create more tech jobs in San Diego – a city with
terrific talent and a culture of innovation," said Nate Wiger, General
Manager of Amazon's new San Diego office. "We look forward to more than
doubling our investment in the area, and hiring local talent to fill
exciting roles across Amazon. Thank you to all our partners across the
city and the state for helping us create these new jobs, and
contributing to the already vibrant innovation economy in San Diego."

"San Diego is a place where ideas take shape and innovation happens. Our
entrepreneurial spirit, innovative culture and top-ranking universities
make our city the perfect location for Amazon's newest tech hub," said
Mayor Faulconer. "This new facility is an investment in San Diego's
growing innovation economy, our talented workforce and the relationship
we have with one of the world's leading companies, and I can't wait to
see what exciting new technologies Amazon will be developing right here
in America's Finest City."

Amazon's San Diego Tech Hub is one of 17 Tech Hubs outside of Seattle
that employ over 17,500 people across North America who invent and build
new products and services for Amazon customers. The teams in San Diego
develop software systems that power AmazonFresh, Prime Now, Amazon Web
Services (AWS), supply chain tech, and prevent fraud and abuse on
Amazon. San Diego-based engineers and scientists recently played a key
role in the launch of Whole Foods Market pickup and delivery via Prime
Now, Alexa features for grocery shopping, and data-driven and machine
learning innovations to further protect Amazon customers. Additionally,
the Amazon Game Studios team located in San Diego is in the process of
creating a new game world that will harness AWS's cloud computing
services and Twitch to connect players worldwide.

To mark the company's latest investment in California, Amazon will host
Mayor Faulconer, Assemblymember Gloria and community leaders on
Thursday, September 6th for a grand opening event at its new San Diego
office. For more information on the company's San Diego Tech Hub, visit
Amazon's Day One blog
.

Named #1 on LinkedIn's 2018 Top Companies list, Amazon provides
comprehensive benefits to its employees—including innovative parental
leave, company stock, healthcare, and 401(k) retirement savings
plan—from the company's most senior executives to its hourly FC
associates. Amazon also offers a wide range of programs to equip job
seekers and employees with the skills for new, in-demand jobs – from
paid cloud computing apprenticeships specifically designed for military
veterans to its innovative Career
Choice
initiative, which prepays 95 percent of the cost of tuition
to pursue continuing education courses in in-demand fields, regardless
of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. To date, more
than 16,000 Amazonians have participated in Career Choice globally.

Investing and creating jobs in California

Since 2011, Amazon has invested over $19 billion in California, from
building customer fulfillment infrastructure and research facilities to
compensation to its teams. The company estimates that these direct
investments in the state contributed an additional $15 billion to
California's economy (2011-2017) and generated an additional 50,000
indirect jobs on top of the company's direct hires. There are also more
than 175,000 small and medium-sized businesses in California growing
their businesses with Amazon, and the state was named #2 on Amazon's Top
Ten Entrepreneurial States.

Over the past seven years, the company has invested more than $160
billion in the U.S., including corporate offices, development and
research centers, fulfillment infrastructure, and compensation to its
employees.

With more than 575,000 employees worldwide, Amazon ranks #1 on The
Harris Poll's Corporate Reputation survey and #2 in Fortune's World Most
Admired Companies. To learn more about working at Amazon, click here.
Candidates interested in applying for open roles in San Diego can visit amazon.jobs/SanDiego.

About Amazon

Amazon is 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 recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle
Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa
are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more
information, visit amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.

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