Amazon opens competition for new headquarters location
After years of rapid growth at its Seattle home, Amazon.com is looking to build more office space in another North American city.
It won’t be just a satellite office, though.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos expects what he’s calling “HQ2” to be a full equal to the Seattle headquarters.
The company expects the second headquarters will ultimately hold around 50,000 workers; it has over 40,000 in Seattle, out of a worldwide workforce of 380,000.
In addition to hiring new teams at the new headquarters, Amazon plans to allow senior staff to choose whether to locate their teams in the old headquarters, the new one — or both.