Amazon's Detroit Presence is Expanding

"Detroit — @@Online retail giant Amazon is doubling its office space in Detroit@@ to form a technology hub focused on hiring full-time, high-tech local employees.

'We are hiring right now,' Amazon Marketplace vice president Peter Faricy said in his announcement Monday at Cobo Center. 'If you know someone who’s a software engineer, we’d like to talk to them.'

Faricy and other Amazon officials declined to specify how many new jobs will be created by the expansion, but it will include the addition of a second floor with roughly double current office space.

The company has been in Detroit a couple years and occupies about 90 percent of one floor at 150 W. Jefferson Ave., where it employs around 100 people, officials said prior to Monday’s press conference. Teams at the office are responsible for software development, engineering and advertising sales."

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