Investing in the U.S.
Since 2011, Amazon has invested over $160 billion in the US, including infrastructure and compensation to our employees – $53 billion in 2017 alone.
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Thanks to a collaboration across city agencies, engineers, a “carrier hotel” and others, Amazon’s newest building is heated by recycling excess energy from a neighboring data center.
Our employees, from hourly associates to senior executives, have access to parental leave benefits like Leave Share and Ramp Back.
Several years ago we outgrew our space in Seattle and we made a conscious choice to invest in downtown Seattle—even though it would have been cheaper to move to the suburbs. We now employ more than 40,000 people in Seattle who come from all around the world. Our employees tell us that they love being in the heart of the city. In fact, about 15% live in the same zip code as their office and about 20% walk to work. This is one of the many advantages of having an urban campus.