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Amazon boosts office space in Boston, adds 900 jobs

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Amazon is planning to add 900 jobs at a new office in Boston as the online retailer boosts its tech operations outside its Seattle headquarters.

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Amazon now employs more than 1,000 workers in the Boston area, which is a major academic and technology hub. In the state, there are 3,000 full-time Amazon jobs.

The new office, which will include 150,000 square feet of space in the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston, will be ready next year, the Boston Herald reported. It's an area noted for companies involved in innovation.

"There's no question Massachusetts is the nation's leader in innovation," House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo said after Monday's announcement by Amazon.

The Amazon office will handle Amazon Web Services, Audible and Amazon's voice-activated technology, Alexa.

"We're hiring a lot of people in the next 12 months," said Touloumtzis, who doubles as principal software engineer. "We just needed more space."

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