Amazon plans on adding hundreds of tech jobs to its location in Austin. Terry Leeper, General Manager of Amazon’s Austin Tech Hub, announced this week that the company will add 800 tech jobs at the Texas location.

"In the last four years, we have created more than a 1,000 jobs in Austin,” said Leeper. “With a strong pool of technical talent in Austin and a dynamic quality of life, we are excited to continue to expand and create more opportunity in this vibrant city.”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott also sounded off on the news. “The state of Texas has cultivated a strong and vibrant business environment, leading to more jobs and greater innovation,” he said. “With today’s announcement and continued investment in the technology sector, Texas will continue to chart a path toward greater economic prosperity.”

Currently, Amazon employs more than 5,600 workers in the Austin area, The Austin American-Statesman reported.

Amazon Employees
Here, an employee places packed goods on a conveyor belt for shipment at US online retail giant Amazon's Brieselang logistics center, west of Berlin on Nov. 11, 2014. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images