Amazon is set to hire at least 2,000 employees in Boston’s Seaport District over the next few years, according to the city’s mayor.
Mayor Marty Walsh announced Tuesday night that Amazon would be bringing the jobs to downtown Boston. The Seattle-based online retailer is in negotiations to rent space in a building set to begin construction this summer.
“If this project is finalized, Amazon would occupy 1 million square feet of new space at Seaport Square and add up to 2,000 new positions in the next few years,” said Walsh at a meeting of business leaders, according to the Boston Herald. “Projects like these are a tremendous vote of confidence in our city’s economy.”
The development company constructing the building, WS Development, is seeking $5 million in tax breaks contingent upon Amazon’s job creation.
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