Day: September 8, 2020

Amazon To Add 10,000 Jobs In Seattle Suburb

Amazon plans to add 10,000 permanent jobs to a suburb of the west coast US city of Seattle in the coming years in the growing tech behemoth’s latest expansion near its headquarters, the company said Friday.

The jobs will be based in Bellevue, 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Seattle, an Amazon spokesman said. The company did not specify how many of the jobs were entirely new to the US, but told AFP the figure included “a combination of new roles and teams from Seattle.”

The move comes as upheaval from the coronavirus accelerates growth at Amazon, which recently reported a 40 percent rise in quarterly revenues to nearly $89 billion.

The jobs are on top of 15,000 new Bellevue positions announced in February.

The latest jobs are on top of 15,000 new Bellevue positions Amazon announced in February The latest jobs are on top of 15,000 new Bellevue positions Amazon announced in February Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / David Ryder

Amazon has leased

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Howard County announces new directors of public works, finance departments

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on Friday announced the appointments of new directors of the public works and finance departments.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Rafiu Ighile, left, will take over as Howard County's new director of finance, while Tom Meunier is the county's new director of public works.


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Rafiu Ighile, left, will take over as Howard County’s new director of finance, while Tom Meunier is the county’s new director of public works.

Tom Meunier, who is the new director of public works, started Monday, while Rafiu Ighile will take over as the director of finance beginning Sept. 7.

The two are replacing Jim and Janet Irvin who retired in June. Jim Irvin had served as the director of public works since 1989 and had worked for Howard County since 1975. Janet Irvin’s 30-plus years of public service included 20 years with Howard County government and the Howard County Public School System; she had served as the director of finance since January 2018.

Meunier, who has served as acting

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