ADELAIDE, AAP – Technology company Amazon will expand its presence in South Australia with plans to create 50 jobs over the next three years.
The company’s growing workforce will be deployed across its Web Services cloud computing subsidiary and Amazon Science, a team researching artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Premier Steven Marshall said Amazon’s announcement highlighted Adelaide as a growing destination for global companies.
“Not only will Amazon create more jobs for South Australians, the company will grow its innovation programs to support local companies, from startups to bigger businesses, and government organisations,” Mr Marshall said.
Amazon Web Services SA boss Sarah Bassett said the company’s increased presence in Adelaide demonstrated its commitment to invest in Australia.
“AWS provides South Australian customers with access to the latest technology to expand their business into global markets from their home state, improve their customer experience, and lower their operating costs,” she said.
Trade Minister Stephen Patterson said no financial incentives were offered to secure Amazon’s investment.
Mr Patterson said Amazon’s announcement would add to the growing list of hi-tech companies located at Lot Fourteen, the site of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital.
These included the Australian Space Agency, the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre, MIT bigdata Living Lab, the Australian Institute for Machine Learning and the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre.