Amazon’s plans to expand its student-led clearinghouse business are on track to kick off this fall.
In a letter sent Wednesday to the Seattle University System Board of Trustees, Amazon announced plans to open a second student clearing house in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, the first to open since it opened in December.
The company has a handful of other campus-based clearinghouses in the Bay Area, including one in Oakland.
Amazon plans to hire more than 1,000 students in the Seattle campus, which is a city of more than 30 million people and home to more than 5 million students, the letter said.
The Amazon Student Clearhouse, set to open by the end of the year, will have more than 4,000 square feet, a third of the size of its previous location in Seattle.
It will offer students and faculty a place to work on projects, chat with others, and share their research and work with the Amazon team, the company said.
For students, Amazon offers a free semester-long package of books, DVDs, and other products, and tuition of $10 per semester for first-year students.
The company also offers financial aid to students who can’t afford to pay full price.
The Seattle campus is in the midst of a $1 billion renovation, with the campus already slated to open in 2019.
The Seattle campus opened in 2014 with a student population of nearly 2 million.