Local TV and paper news sources state that Amazon will be adding 800 additional jobs to their Domain site.  The Domain is an upscale mixed use site located near MoPac Expressway and Braker Lane.  The new hires will take place over a few years and will the jobs will be in the areas of software and hardware engineering, research science and cloud computing.  Amazon didn’t provide a dollar figure for the jobs but these kinds of positions usually come with a nice salary.  The new building for these new hires will be 145,000 square feet.  An acre contains 43,560 square feet so this means that the new digs will be more than 3.25 acres.  Presently the Amazon Domain sites are 171,000 square feet and 76,000 square feet, so the new building is a significant investment.  According to Terry Leeper of Amazon, the firm considers Austin as one of the core cities to recruit people.

Rick Ebert / Austin, Texas / 29 March 19