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Amazon update: adding 800 high-tech jobs in Central Texas

11 months 1 day 6 hours ago Thursday, March 28 2019 Mar 28, 2019 March 28, 2019 7:31 AM March 28, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Amazon plans to add 800 high-tech jobs in Central Texas.

Amazon on Thursday announced expansion of its Austin tech hub. A company statement says the new jobs will include software and hardware engineering, research science and cloud computing.

Seattle-based Amazon currently employs more than 20,000 workers across the company's 17 North American tech hubs. More than 1,000 jobs have been created in the Austin tech hub in the last four years.

Amazon says overall it's created more than 22,000 jobs and invested at least $7 billion in Texas since 2011.

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