An international company is bringing more jobs to the region.
Business owners and local residents learned more about Amazon’s HQ2 on Thursday.
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce hosted an Economic Development Luncheon with Amazon at Stonewall Golf Club in Gainesville.
Amazon is investing more than $2.5 billion in the economy through the establishment of HQ2, which will be located in Arlington.
HQ2’s VICE President of People Operations and Workforce Development Ardine Williams said at the luncheon that 25,000 full-time jobs will be created.
More information about available job opportunities are going to be shared at an Amazon Career Day that’s scheduled for Tuesday.
“It’s not a job fair — this is an opportunity for people to come and learn more about Amazon as an employer — who we are, the kinds of jobs that we have,” Williams told luncheon attendees.
Most of the 30,000 jobs that are currently open across the United States are full time.
Among them are Customer Fulfillment Network positions that offer at least $15 an hour and full benefits.
Training is also available for some employees.
“We provide a program for our workers in our fulfillment center — our hourly workers — to train for in-demand jobs in the local community that pay more than we do, that offer a path to a career,” Williams explained.
The headquarters will be bike friendly, offering space for 600 bicycles. Employees will also have access to public transportation.
Catering will be available in the building, but it will only support about one-third of the workers.
“We want our employees to leave the building during the day,” Williams added.
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