ARLINGTON, Va. — Amazon’s new Northern Virginia headquarters is growing fast. The tech giant says 600 employees are now working out of three leased office spaces in Crystal City after it only started hiring in April 2019.
New numbers show the company has made 200 new hires—roughly 100 new workers each month—in 2020.
"We need a lot of tech employees, software developers, computer scientists, and engineers," Jay Carney, the former Obama administration official who’s Amazon’s architect of HQ2 said.
Right now, there are 545 open positions at HQ2 according to Amazon’s job search website. The majority of open jobs are for Amazon Web Services, the tech giant’s could computing service for companies and governments.
Out of 400 Amazon Web Services jobs, Amazon classifies more than 150 openings in software development and more than 50 in sales, advertising, and account management.
"We continue to hire for a broad range of positions for both tech and corporate roles," an Amazon spokesperson told WUSA9. "Some of the roles we’re hiring for right now range from recruiters and finance managers to software developers and cloud solutions architects."
To earn millions in workforce cash grants, the company is under a mandate to hire 1,600 employees working out of Arlington by the end of this year and 3,500 by the end of next year.
Documents show nearly 5,000 employees will work out of it’s new, two-million-square foot campus near Pentagon City when it opens in 2023.
In a blog post, Amazon said the redevelopment known as Met Park will house about half of the 25,000 new employees it plans to bring to our area over the next ten years.
The tech giant says construction on that campus has begun with the Arlington County Board giving it the go-ahead to build in December.