NEW DELHI: Amazon India has opened an office space spread across 8.3 lakh sq ft in the World Trade Centre at the Perungudi area in Chennai.
The new office space, occupying 18 floors in the building, will support around 6,000 employees. This is Amazon’s fourth office in Tamil Nadu and takes total office area to over 21 lakh sq ft. It currently has over 14,000 employees primarily based in Chennai and Coimbatore.
The office space was inaugurated by MK Stalin, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, in the presence of Mano Thangaraj, minister of Information Technology, and Neeraj Mittal, secretary, Department of IT, Government of Tamil Nadu.
“The infrastructure developments in Tamil Nadu have been a result of our investment friendly policies and commitment to create new jobs for the talent pool in the state. We believe that the launch of Amazon’s new office in Chennai will have a multiplier effect on the state economy,” said Stalin.
Vinod Mathews, director (Global Real Estate & Facilities) of the company said, “We will continue to expand and invest in our employee base in the region to serve our customers and enhance their experience.”
The new office will function in full capacity as and when employees return to work, once the pandemic-induced remote working scenario stabilizes.