Amazon on Friday announced plans to add another 10,000 jobs in Bellevue, Washington in the next few years.
Amazon (AMZN) said that the employment plans are on top of the 15,000 new jobs in Bellevue, which the e-commerce giant already announced in February this year. Bellevue is located just 10 miles from the e-commerce giant’s Seattle headquarters. Amazon has about 3,000 employees in Bellevue and 50,000 in Seattle.
“To accommodate these new roles in the city, we’ve secured an additional 2 million square feet of office space in downtown Bellevue by leasing new, iconic, and sustainable properties from Vulcan: 555 Tower and West Main,” Amazon’s John Schoettler wrote in a blog post.
Schoettler added that these projects, which are already under development, are situated close to the future Bellevue downtown station, which is scheduled to open in 2023.
In addition, Amazon is building the so-called Bellevue 600-project, which