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Amazon begins recruiting and lease office for Virginia, ‘HQ2’

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen in the company’s logistics centre in Boves, France, Jan. 19, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Monday said it had leased office space and various assignments for its second office outside of Washington, DC, the start of more than a decade of investment and the adoption of which cities in North America had sought.

In a blog post, the world’s largest online retailer said it was on track to create 400 jobs at the future Arlington, Virginia campus this year. It said that the new employees will work from temporary space in Crystal Drive in June, as the goals of the company and open the first building in the fall. The station is in Crystal City, a part of Arlington.

These jobs coveted by hundreds of communities from Canada to Mexico since 2017, when the Seattle-based Amazon has announced that it would spend more than $5 billion and up to 50,000 positions at a second campus called ‘HQ2.’

The company eventually split the prize between the greater Washington and New York are the AMERICAN political and financial capitals, after more than a year of the participants’ publicity stunts and promises of tax benefits to garner Amazon’s attention.

In February, Amazon scrapped its plans for New York after the local opposition to the proposed campus. Under the Virginia deal, the company will add 25,000 jobs and receive performance-based incentives of $573 million, including an average of € 22,000 for each job it creates.

So far, the jobs which are placed four focused on purchasing and in human resources.

Ardine Williams, author of Amazon’s blog, said they recently moved to Arlington from Seattle and is charged with the evolution of the number of staff in the company.

Reporting by Jeffrey Dastin in San Francisco; editing by Tom Brown and Phil Berlowitz

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