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Amazon plans to split HQ2 evenly between two cities - WSJ

Amazon plans to split HQ2 evenly between two cities - WSJ
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File photo   -   Copyright  Pascal Rossignol(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – Inc <AMZN.O> is planning to split its second headquarters evenly between two locations rather than picking one city, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing a person familiar with the matter.

The retailer previously announced a planned investment of $5 billion (£3.8 billion) and 50,000 jobs for the second headquarters.

Under the new plan, the e-commerce giant will split the workforce with 25,000 employees in each city, the WSJ report said.

The company’s motive behind the decision is recruiting enough tech talent, the report said.

A decision and announcement could come as soon as this week, according to the newspaper.

The WSJ reported on Sunday that Seattle-based Amazon was in advanced talks with Dallas, New York, the Crystal City area of northern Virginia and a few other candidates for the location of its second headquarters.

Amazon declined to comment.

(Reporting by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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