AFTER A 14-MONTH search, Amazon announced Tuesday that it will open a pair of regional offices in two major metropolitan areas where it already has a presence: the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, a borough of New York, and Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington DC.
The decision comes after more than 230 cities submitted bids to be home of the Seattle-based company’s highly anticipatedsecond headquarters, which originally promised to employ 50,000 white-collar workers. Now Amazon’s “HQ2” will be split in two, with 25,000 employees expected at each location over the next 10 years. In addition, Amazon says it will open a new “Operations of Excellence” office in Nashville, Tennessee, which will employ an additional 5,000 people. Hiring in all three locations will begin in 2019, with salaries averaging $150,000, according to the company.
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