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Amazon unveils its newest digs, in Fort Point

Thomas Berroa works in a coffee shop at Amazon’s new Fort Point office, on Melcher Street in Boston.
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Thomas Berroa works in a coffee shop at Amazon’s new Fort Point office, on Melcher Street in Boston.

The empty desks at Amazon’s new Boston office won’t be vacant long. About 350 Amazonians have moved into the retail giant’s brick-and-beam Fort Point digs since last month’s opening. Amazon has room for another 550 there and is hiring to add to its 1,200-person local tech workforce, which includes groups in Kendall Square and the Back Bay. Amazon plans to eventually put 2,000 people in a new office that will be built just blocks from the Fort Point spot, and it might lease a second building nearby for 2,000 more.

Amazon’s site leader, Mike Touloumtzis, doesn’t seem fazed. People, he said, want to come to Amazon, and to Boston. The trick is figuring out where they should go: Alexa and Audible folks are generally ensconced in Kendall Square, for example, while Amazon Web Services has set up shop in Fort Point.

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