Apr 29, 2019 - Technology

Amazon plans to open first Virginia HQ2 building this fall

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Amazon will open the first building in its new northern Virginia headquarters complex this fall, with new employees moving into a temporary space in June, the company said Monday.

Why it matters: Amazon vice president of workforce development Ardine Williams said in a blog post that it's "on pace to create 400 new jobs this year" and has started to hire for the office. Some in the region are nervous that the expected influx of tech workers associated with the Virginia project will displace current residents, especially low-income people. Similar concerns sunk a planned headquarters expansion in New York.

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