Known for being a national logistics hub, Atlanta is fostering the continued growth of another industry along the supply chain. E-commerce giant Amazon is tapping the city’s broad talent base to fill additional office space in the Terminus 200 building in Buckhead. With several business locations in the Atlanta area already, the company is furthering its commitment to the Southern tech hub.
Amazon is adding two floors to its office space in Terminus 200, expanding upon its existing 73,000 square feet of space in the building. The company leased one floor in 2015, then another in 2017, and then a third floor earlier this year, as reported by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. With its new space, Amazon is deepening its roots in Atlanta, a move that follows its previous announcement of a local hiring push.
Amazon has been steadily hiring for roles throughout North America over the past couple of months. As it fills a variety of positions across the U.S. and Canada, over 3,800 roles are expected to be based in the Atlanta area.
Currently listing 385 full-time Atlanta-based roles on its site, the company is aiming to build out a range of teams. Open positions span software development, IT and engineering, HR, finance and more. A number of the roles occupy spots on its Amazon Web Services (AWS) team, which is the company’s cloud computing and web-hosting business. Amazon’s current space in Terminus 200 houses AWS cloud computing talent as well as search advertising talent for its subsidiary A9.com.
The company’s presence in Georgia is consistently growing. Amazon is opening a 640,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Savannah that is expected to bring 1,000 jobs. It also opened an apparel and accessory processing facility in Coweta County, as well as a last-mile delivery station in Fairburn.
“For over a decade, Amazon has been a valued partner to Georgia,” Pat Wilson, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, said in a May 7 release. “While it’s no secret that the state’s prime location in the Southeast puts Georgia at a competitive advantage for attracting e-commerce and logistics-focused companies, it is the seamless relationships with our sister agencies ... and our local communities and utility partners, that allow us to deliver on our mission of creating a wide variety of jobs and opportunities for Georgians. Many thanks to Amazon for continuing to invest in Georgia.”
The tech giant currently employs about 21,000 people across the state. While Amazon has yet to officially welcome employees back to the office, the official return is slated for January 2022.