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It's Been a While Since I Worked

It's been a long time since I posted anything here! But I have been working doing a little writing. And I'm still learning website development. I just finished reading the content below about Amazon. The company is going to create thousands of jobs in North America.

Amazon HQ2, Atlanta Georgia, Austin Texas, Boston Massachusetts, Chicago Illinois, Columbus Ohio, Dallas Texas, Denver Colorado, Indianapolis Indiana, Los Angeles California, Miami Florida, Montgomery County Maryland, Nashville Tennessee, Newark New Jersey, New York City New York, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Raleigh North Carolina, Toronto Ontario Canada, Washington DC

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Amazon HQ2

Amazon HQ2 will be Amazon’s second headquarters in North America. We expect to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow this second headquarters to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs – it will be a full equal to our current campus in Seattle. In addition to Amazon’s direct hiring and investment, construction and ongoing operation of Amazon HQ2 is expected to create tens of thousands of additional jobs and tens of billions of dollars in additional investment in the surrounding community.

Amazon Seattle HQ

Amazon estimates its investments in Seattle from 2010 through 2016 resulted in an additional $38 billion to the city’s economy – every dollar invested by Amazon in Seattle generated an additional $1.40 for the city’s economy overall.

Amazon's Impact in Seattle

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Entrepreneurship

At Amazon, we empower small businesses to grow and seize the opportunities of the digital economy. Last year alone, more than 100,000 small businesses each made over $100,000 in sales on Amazon, and Amazon shipped 2 billion items to customers in 185 countries on behalf of small businesses using our Fulfillment by Amazon program. Today, more than half of the items sold by Amazon worldwide are from small businesses and entrepreneurs using Amazon Marketplace to reach millions of new customers, in the U.S. and abroad. Small businesses and entrepreneurs selling on Amazon have created more than 600,000 new jobs worldwide outside of Amazon.

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Working at Amazon

We have more than 540,000 employees worldwide and all of them—from our hourly associates to our most senior executives—have access to the same generous health benefits and parental leave, including innovative programs like Leave Share and Ramp Back. Amazon ranks #1 on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, #2 on Fortune’s World's Most Admired Companies, #1 on The Harris Poll’s Corporate Reputation survey, and #2 on LinkedIn’s U.S. most desirable companies list. Amazon was also included in the Military Times’ Best for Vets list of companies committed to providing opportunities for military veterans.

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In the Community

It’s important to us to invest in the communities where we operate in ways that benefit our neighbors and our employees. In Seattle, Amazon has donated to hundreds of charitable organizations across the city that support people of all backgrounds and income levels. And we do it in innovative ways – we are building a permanent home within our Seattle headquarters for Mary’s Place, a local nonprofit offering shelter to homeless families. This charity will receive more than 47,000 sq. ft. of space in one of our newest buildings, providing housing for 200 families.

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Sustainability & Environment

We are putting our scale and our inventive culture to work on sustainability and protecting the environment. Our packaging innovations like Ships in Own Container and Frustration-Free Packaging eliminated more than 55,000 tons of excess packaging in 2016 alone. Last year, Amazon was the leading corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the United States according to the 2017 State of Green Business report. We currently purchase energy generated by wind farms located across the country, and plan to deploy solar systems on 50 fulfillment and sortation centers globally by 2020. Additionally, the newest buildings on our current campus in Seattle are heated using an innovative energy recycling system that uses the heat generated at a nearby data center to warm up our office space.

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What is Amazon HQ2?

HQ2 will be the second Amazon headquarters in North America. We are looking for a location with strong local and regional talent—particularly in software development and related fields—as well as a stable and business-friendly environment to continue hiring and innovating on behalf of our customers.

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How have you selected the 20 candidate locations?

We evaluated each of the proposals based on the criteria outlined in the RFP to create the list of 20 HQ2 candidates that will continue in the process.

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What are the next steps of this selection process?

In the coming months, Amazon will work with each of the candidate locations to dive deeper into their proposals, request additional information as necessary, and evaluate the feasibility of a future partnership that can accommodate our hiring plans as well as benefit our employees and the local community. We expect to make a decision in 2018.

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Seattle HQ

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Seattle HQ

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What will be the benefits for the city finally selected to host your second headquarters?

We expect to invest over $5 billion and grow our second headquarters location to be a full equal to Amazon’s current campus in Seattle, creating as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs. In addition to Amazon’s direct hiring and investment, construction and operation of HQ2 is expected to create tens of thousands of additional jobs and tens of billions of dollars in additional investment in the surrounding community.

Amazon estimates its investments in Seattle from 2010 through 2016 resulted in an additional $38 billion to the city’s economy – every dollar invested by Amazon in Seattle generated an additional $1.40 for the city’s economy overall.

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Why is Amazon choosing its second headquarters location via a public process?

We want to find a city that is excited to work with us and where our customers, employees, and the community can all benefit.

Stay in Touch

Follow Amazon at the Amazon Blog, and on Twitter and YouTube to get our latest news and announcements.

Amazon's Seattle HQ

Amazon's Seattle HQ

Amazon's Seattle HQ

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