Prime employer Amazon's expansion in Bellevue, USA, will feature 15,000 jobs, green mobility, and a new office tower


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Amazon announces 15,000 jobs at new location in Washington

Amazon announces 15,000 jobs at new location in Washington

 February 11, 2020

Prime employer for women Amazon has announced 15,000 jobs, green mobility, and a new office tower as part of the the company's USA expansion to Bellevue in Washington.

The company is planning a 43-story tower for Bellevue which, alongside other offices in the city, is expected to help accommodate at least 15,000 employees over the coming years.

The project - dubbed Bellevue 600 - will be the city's tallest office tower, offering Amazon space to expand from its Seattle headquarters and move thousands of workers to the new location. It means the company will maintain large offices on both sides of Lake Washington to provide more convenient locations and easier commutes for employees.

A range of facilities for Bellevue employees

Amazon Bellevue tower

Similar to Seattle, the City of Bellevue has a vision of a well-connected, walkable, and diverse 18-hour downtown core. This vision mirrors Amazon's commitment to its employees to provide a workplace that promotes well-being, accessibility, and innovation.

Amazon has therefore designed its Bellevue offices with the following goals in mind: easy access to public transportation, fostering a sustainable lifestyle, and placemaking.

In Seattle, Amazon claims more than 50 per cent of Amazonians walk, bike, or take public transit to work — and over 70 per cent of them use a mode of transportation other than a single occupant vehicle for their commute.

In Bellevue, the company wants to build on its green mobility record. The buildings will be no further than 0.5 miles from the new Sound Transit Link Light Rail station and within 10 minutes walking distance of each other, and all employees will receive ORCA passes and will be eligible for company-subsidized carpool options. 

Amazon is also planning for its buildings to be sustainable and have a minimal carbon footprint, seeking LEED Gold certification or better for its developments like the Bellevue 600 office tower.

Expansion rather than relocation

Amazon opened its first office building in Bellevue a few years ago. The company describes Bellevue as a growing, business-friendly city with great amenities, a high quality of life, and a fantastic talent pool. There are already more than 2,000 Amazonians working in Bellevue — where Amazon continues to hire.

Amazon is not reducing its Seattle workforce, which comprises more than 50,000 people, and in fact the company currently has more than 11,000 Seattle-specific job openings

Read more about the Bellevue office project via the Amazon blog.

Become an Amazonian and pursue a rewarding career

Amazon is looking for women to join the team in multiple locations - including Bellevue and Seattle.

If you want to take advantage of the many exciting opportunities at Amazon, search and apply for open job positions.

 

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