GeekWire | Taylor Soper
The city of Bellevue, Wash., is looking more and more like Amazon’s actual second headquarters location.
The tech giant announced Friday that it will bring an additional 10,000 jobs to Bellevue, just 10 miles east of its downtown Seattle headquarters. Amazon said in February it would expand to 15,000 employees in Bellevue over the next few years.
Now the company will add a total of 25,000 employees in the city — the same amount it expects to hire in Northern Virginia, or its so-called “HQ2.” Amazon already has thousands of employees in Bellevue, where the company originally got it start inside Jeff Bezos’ garage 26 years ago.