Amazon explained why it chose National Landing in Virginia for its second headquarters.
Amazon has posted the first jobs available at its upcoming second headquarters, also known as HQ2, in northern Virginia.
The handful of openings is part of a larger plan by the tech giant to create 400 new jobs by the end of the year and 25,000 over the next decade, the company said in a blog post published Monday.
The five full-time positions currently available at Amazon HQ2 include HR specialist and senior financial analyst.
“While the number is small, these employees will help build the foundation of our workforce and workplace,” said Ardine Williams, Amazon’s vice president of workforce development, in the post.
The new employees will work in a temporary office space in June while the first building to occupy the sprawling Amazon campus prepares to open in the fall, said the company.
Last November, Amazon chose New York City and northern Virginia as part of HQ2, ending a months-long courting of cities across the country eager to welcome the thousands of jobs and $5 billion in investment the tech giant had promised.
However, citing local opposition to its plan, Amazon announced on Valentine’s Day it was scrapping its expansion in New York City.
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“For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long-term,” the company said in February.
Last month, the Arlington County board unanimously approved a $23-million incentives package for Amazon’s headquarters, despite protests claiming the company didn’t need public subsidies.
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