Just two weeks ago, Amazon stated that the borough of Staten Island would be the site of a new fulfillment center. Now, according to CNBC, the e-commerce giant announced further plans for New York City - initiatives that could create up to 2,000 jobs in the Big Apple.
These new Amazon projects will principally involve the company's advertising division, as well as Amazon Fashion and Amazon Web Services.
The Seattle-based online retailer has been in the market for a secondary headquarters since the early days of September, meaning that these initial subsidiaries may be the start of an employment avalanche in New York. Company staffers were quick to pump the brakes on such speculation, but it didn't stop a spokesperson for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio from expressing excitement.
"New York has the most innovative and diverse tech sector in the nation," the mayor's office said to CNBC in an official statement. "We are very interested in the possibility of Amazon locating a headquarters in the five boroughs, and believe the city's competitive advantages position it well."
Other recent moves by Amazon show the company is looking to expand its audience as well as its operations. TechCrunch reported that its Amazon Cash service, which allows those without conventional credit to spend money on the site, just expanded to the U.K., and other major cities could be next.