Amazon is expanding its San Diego Tech Hub, the company announced today. The expansion will see the opening of an 85,000-square foot office that will employ 300 people in high tech jobs in the University Town Center neighborhood. The new jobs - which include positions in various fields of technology - mean that the company will more than double its number of high tech workers in the city.
This is just the latest round of investment Amazon has done in the state of California, where it has already invested $19 billion and created over 39,000 jobs across all of its facilities. The new office will be headed by Nate Wiger, who will serve as its General Manager. Wiger, as well as the city's Mayor, commented on the announcement, highlighting San Diego's role as a place for innovation.
The San Diego Tech Hub is one of 17 that Amazon has opened throughout North America, which currently employ over 17,500 people. The teams at the San Diego office work on systems related to AmazonFresh, Prime Now, and more, and they also played a major role in launching pickup and delivery services for Whole Foods Market, which expanded to eight new cities just last week.
Amazon will inaugurate the new office tomorrow, September 6, in a ceremony where the Mayor will also be present. If you'd like to read more about the San Diego Tech Hub, you can check out the company's blog.