- Amazon has narrowed its search for a second US headquarters location, dubbed HQ2, down to 20 cities.
- The company has said that new offices will provide up to 50,000 jobs.
- Current Amazon employees receive perks like health and disability insurance, company stock, and paid leave, and it’s likely the workers at HQ2 will, as well.
Now, the company has announced that it has narrowed the applicant pool down to just 20 cities, and Amazon will announce its decision by the end of 2018. Cities still under consideration include Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Washington, DC, and Columbus, Ohio.
Business Insider’s Hayley Peterson has the full list. As she reports, “Amazon has promised a $5 billion investment and up to 50,000 high-paying jobs” to the future home of HQ2.
While there’s no indication Amazon has started filling those “up to 50,000” positions in HQ2, we do have some idea of what the retail giant would offer employees based on current benefits.
As VP of HR John Olsen told Business Insider during a tour of Amazon’s Robbinsville, New Jersey, warehouse in August, the company provides uniform benefits across all levels of employees. “My benefits package is the same as a benefits package here at the fulfillment center,” he said. “I think we’ve got an egalitarian process.”
Along with being part of a development that’s likely to change its home city — after all, that’s what happened to Seattle, site of the first Amazon headquarters — here’s what HQ2 can most likely expect: