Amazon to double workforce in Virginia, hiring nearly 2,000 employees for second headquarters

Amazon to double workforce in Virginia, hiring nearly 2,000 employees for second headquarters
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Amazon is doubling its workforce in Arlington, Va., by hiring close to 2,000 employees for their second headquarters.

Hiring across Amazon’s Arlington Headquarters is ramping up. Amazon is seeking 1,900 new employees for a variety of technical and non-tech jobs—a record high for the location,” an Amazon blog post states.

The office currently has around 1,600 employees with plans to add thousands of more jobs to the second headquarters in the next decade.

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“Amazon’s more than $2.5-billion investment in HQ2 and the surrounding area will result in 25,000 Amazon jobs over the next decade, and thousands of indirect jobs across the entire region,” according to the blog post.

Amazon will be presenting a plan to officials in Arlington to expand on its headquarters in a plan called PenPlace, The Associated Press reported.

PenPlace is the second phase of development for the company’s second headquarters.

The addition will be an office building shaped as a helix that can be hiked up from the outside, AP noted.

Amazon is also looking to invest $2 billion in affordable housing near its headquarters and other big office locations.