(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc stated on Friday it could push again the beginning of construction for the following phase of its second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.
A spokesperson for the corporate, responding to media experiences on the construction delay, stated the primary phase – Met Park – is because of be accomplished in June and may have a capability of 14,000 workers.
Amazon already has 8,000 workers understanding of ‘HQ2’.
The corporate had earlier stated it was dedicated to creating 25,000 jobs and investing $2.5 billion within the area over the following decade.
“We’re at all times evaluating house plans to ensure they match our enterprise wants and to create an important expertise for workers, and since Met Park may have house to accommodate greater than 14,000 workers, we have determined to shift the groundbreaking of PenPlace (the second phase of HQ2) out a bit,” stated John Schoettler, Amazon’s actual property chief.
Earlier this 12 months, Amazon introduced it could get rid of greater than 18,000 roles as half of a workforce discount it beforehand disclosed.
The delay in construction wouldn’t imply any elimination in jobs, Amazon stated.
(Reporting by Samrhitha Arunasalam in Bengaluru; Modifying by Anil D’Silva and Krishna Chandra Eluri)