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AMAZON JOBS IN NEW YORK – FEATURED IN CRAIN’S NEW YORK BUSINESS

Aug 20, 2020 | John Barrett, ON In The News

These are the jobs Amazon is hiring for ahead of its New York expansion


 

Featured in Crain’s New York Business  – Tech giant Amazon is hungry for new talent, and that was true even before the company’s promise of a new hiring spree in Midtown,  evidence that it has shifted its view on what the city can offer in its talent pool.

The company, which said it would hire 2,000 workers by 2023 for its new office at the historic Lord & Taylor building on Fifth Avenue, had already been hiring rapidly in Manhattan. Its promise of new jobs comes as part of a nationwide corporate hiring push, as Amazon’s value has soared since March from a pandemic-driven rise of e-commerce sales.

Separately from its Lord & Taylor hiring plan, the company currently lists 830 jobs in New York City, with more than 500 of which are allocated for software and technical engineering roles. A move that is a shift from the traditional approach in which tech companies look to Silicon Valley’s talent pool to fill technology roles.

“For years, New York was just [Amazon’s] sales and marketing outpost outside of Silicon Valley,” said John Barrett, a partner at ON Partners, a technology recruiting firm based in Boston. “They clearly see now that there is a large tech pool right in New York City, and that’s why there has been significant growth over the past five years.”

Amazon’s new strategy prompted it to hire 1,700 New Yorkers in corporate roles last year, according to ON Partners—that’s more local hiring than Google and Facebook combined.

Read the full article at Crain’s New York Business.

Check out the 2019 Digital Jobs Index released by ON Partners earlier this year.  The Digital Jobs Index, authored by partner John Barrett was featured in Fast Company, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Boston Business Journal, Crain’s New York Business, Digital Journal, AI Authority, Investor Point, Yahoo! Finance, Benzinga, Built in NY, and BusinessWire.


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