Amazon is opening another New York office for sales, marketing, finance and IT

Amazon is opening another New York office.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Amazon is expanding in New York City with the addition of a 359,000-square-foot office in Manhattan, creating 2,000 high-paying jobs in finance, sales, marketing and information technology.

To encourage Amazon's expansion in New York, the company was offered up to $20m in performance-based tax credits. Amazon will invest $55m to outfit the office space at 5 Manhattan West using energy-efficient standards.

The expansion will create 2000 jobs that will earn an average of $100,000 annually. Amazon will also retain over 1,800 jobs in New York State.

Amazon did not respond to a request for comment.

However, in a statement, Paul Kotas, Amazon's senior vice president of worldwide advertising, said, "We're excited to expand our presence in New York - we have always found great talent here. Last January we announced our plans to create 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs in the US by mid-2018 - and we are on track to reach that goal."

Earlier this month, Amazon announced plans to build a second US headquarters.

On September 6, Cuomo announced a $100m, 855,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island, which will support 2,250 full-time jobs. Amazon also has a Fashion Photography and Videography Studio in Brooklyn and a 350,000-square-foot administrative office in Manhattan.

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