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Amazon is busy, but secretive, at Kendall Square offices

Most people in Boston know Amazon.com just from a shopper’s perspective. But if you happen to be a skilled programmer or speech recognition expert in town, odds are you’ve received a LinkedIn message from the company over the last year trying to hire you.

“They are ruthlessly good at recruiting,” said Tom Summit, a Rowley-based recruiter for tech companies. “And they have been offering the best compensation packages I’d ever heard of — upwards of $200,000 per year for young kids.”

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