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Amazon to bring 2,000 jobs to NYC with opening of new office

September 21, 2017

Amazon is set to deliver 2,000 new jobs to the west side of Manhattan.

Gov. Cuomo announced Thursday that the online retailing giant will further expand its presence in the city by opening a 359,000-square-foot administrative office at 5 Manhattan West — a 15-story building on West 33rd Street.

"Amazon's further expansion in New York is proof positive that our strong economic climate, diverse workforce and talent, are helping to attract top-notch companies from around the world," Cuomo said in a statement.

As part of the deal, the state will provide the company with up to $20 million in performance-based tax credits. The company also plans to invest $55 million to outfit the space.

"We will continue to support the growth of this state's business sector, which in turn supports economic growth and the creation of quality, good-paying jobs across the Empire State,” Cuomo continued.

Amazon’s new office will provide a home for jobs in finance, sales, marketing and information technology with average salaries of $100,000 a year, state officials said.

The announcement comes barely two weeks after Amazon revealed plans to open a new, high-tech warehouse in Staten Island’s Global Logistics Park, creating 2,250 full -time jobs. It will receive up to $18 million in performance-based tax credits for that initiative.

In recent years, Amazon, the new owner of Whole Foods, has also created a Fashion Photography and Videography Studio in Brooklyn and opened an office on West 34th Street that created more than 500 jobs.

"We're excited to expand our presence in New York - we have always found great talent here," said Paul Kotas, Amazon's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Advertising. "Last January we announced our plans to create 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs in the U.S. by mid-2018 - and we are on track to reach that goal."
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“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
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