SAN DIEGO – Amazon will expand its presence in California, the company announced earlier this month.  According to a statement from the publicly-traded tech company, it will add more than 2,500 corporate and technology roles across San Diego, Irvine, and Santa Monica.

That follows the opening of 15 sites in the region, which are together expected to employ more than 17,000 people.  Those sites were opened in 2021.

Meanwhile, the company is also expanding its presence in North Carolina, as WRAL TechWire previously reported.

The company announced in September it anticipated adding as many as 6,000 jobs in North Carolina, but did not disclose the location of those roles.  And the rush to hire continues as the company announced it would open a second facility in Cumberland County earlier this year.  Amazon also operates a new distribution center in Cary and a warehouse in Garner, and is expanding in Johnston County as well.

Like kudzu, Amazon rapidly growing its presence across North Carolina

In total, the company employs more than 27,000 workers and the firm has invested more than $5.5 billion, Khim Aday, a spokesperson for Amazon told WRAL TechWire earlier this year.

The company’s jobs website lists 212 open roles that could be based in North Carolina, including 62 in Charlotte and 48 in the Triangle.  More could follow as distribution centers begin to become operational.

In recent months, the company faced criticism about its policies and reported its first quarterly loss since 2015.  The company also closed a retail location in the Triangle in March.

According to an Amazon website that lists investments in the United States, Amazon’s main investments in North Carolina include:

  • 8 Fulfillment and sortation centers
  • 9 Delivery stations
  • 16 Whole Foods Market locations
  • 2 Prime Now fulfillment centers
  • 1 Wind farm
  • 1 Solar farm