Amazon unveils development plans for next phase of Virginia headquarters

Amazon's JFK8 distribution center in Staten Island, New York City
The Amazon logo is pictured outside the company's JFK8 distribution center in Staten Island, New York, U.S. November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid.

February 3, 2021

(This Feb 2 story corrects to drop the word “including” in paragraph 2)

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday unveiled its development plans for the second phase of its second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, as it prepares to bring workers back to the office.

The e-commerce giant said https://bit.ly/3jhtfNa the Virginia headquarters, a long-term investment, would comprise three 22-storey buildings, and one modeled after the geometry of human DNA, a double helix.

Amazon also said it was continuing to hire in Arlington, Virginia, and there were over 600 jobs open. The company said it was committed to creating 25,000 jobs and investing $2.5 billion in the region over the next decade.

Amazon is set to report its holiday-quarter results after markets close on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Praveen Paramasivam in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)