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A rendering of Amazon's new building at Boston's Seaport development. A rendering of Amazon’s new building at Boston’s Seaport development.

BOSTON—While the winner of Amazon’s HQ2 sweepstakes is still to be decided, the City of Boston landed a major lease deal with Amazon that will create 2,000 tech jobs here in the next three years.

Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will be expanding its Boston Tech Hub and adding 2,000 positions here in the machine learning, speech science, cloud computing and robotics engineering fields among others. Amazon expects to open the doors to its new facility at the Boston Seaport development in 2021.

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John Jordan

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