Here are the 3 main things to know about Amazon’s new expansion in Boston

May 3, 2018

It’s hardly HQ2, but Amazon is making a major expansion in Boston.

The sprawling retail giant announced Tuesday that it plans to hire 2,000 workers for a new office in the city’s Seaport, as it continues to bolster its growing presence in Massachusetts. Amazon already employs a growing workforce of more than 1,200 at its Boston-area offices, which are anchored in Cambridge, and has robotics and fulfillment centers in North Reading and Fall River, respectively.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the Seaport expansion is “great news” for the city.

“This project is a tremendous vote of confidence in our economy, and will be a welcome addition to Boston’s growing and thriving workforce and business landscape,” he said in statement.

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