ARLINGTON, Va. — Construction is officially underway on Amazon's second headquarters in Northern Virginia.

The company said its developer, JBG Smith, has started work on its initial leased work space.

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Amazon plans to start hiring soon.

The first 400 employees will be hired by the end of the year.

Amazon HQ2 is expected to bring at least 25,000 high paying jobs to the D.C. area in the next decade.

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