Amazon has issued a strong rebuttal to those who argue that the pandemic has killed the office.

The online retailer unveiled plans yesterday to invest $1.4bn in new office space to accommodate thousands of workers.

It is expanding its physical footprint by 900,000 sq ft across six American cities — New York, San Diego, Denver, Detroit, Phoenix and Dallas.

The hubs will accommodate 3,500 new tech and corporate jobs.

The expansion includes creating an office at the Lord & Taylor Building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, which was sold to Amazon by Wework.