Amazon Pauses Development on its Virginia Headquarters

Amazon is pausing development on its second headquarters, also called HQ2, in Arlington, Virginia. 

The e-commerce big’s actual property head, John Schoettler, mentioned in an announcement on Friday that the corporate is delaying the groundbreaking of PenPlace, the second section of its HQ2, for the foreseeable future. Metropolitan Park, the primary section, is slated to be accomplished on schedule and anticipated to open in June for the 8,000 workers that can work within the constructing. 

“Since Met Park may have area to accommodate greater than 14,000 workers, we have determined to shift the groundbreaking of PenPlace (the second section of HQ2) out a bit,” mentioned Schoettler. “Our second headquarters has all the time been a multi-year mission, and we stay dedicated to Arlington, Virginia, and the higher Capital Area.”

The development delay was reported earlier Friday from Bloomberg

Amazon in July paused development on six workplace buildings throughout the US order to evaluate how the constructing designs would impression hybrid work, Reuters reported. Earlier this yr, the corporate additionally introduced it would reduce 18,000 jobs

Amazon spokesperson Zach Goldsztejn mentioned the groundbreaking delay on HQ2 is not indicative of nor the results of position eliminations. 

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