Amazon HQ2 surpasses 400 employees. Here’s how it will grow in 2020 and beyond. Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) said its second headquarters has reached and surpassed its first-year hiring goal, according to a year-in-review post published Friday on the company’s Day One blog.

“We have more than 400 employees working from our leased office space on Crystal Drive, 18th Street S and South Bell Street in Arlington,” the unsigned post reads.

The update focuses on the “key highlights” to emerge from Amazon’s second home experiment during 2019, but it doesn’t touch on some of its challenges, like the resistance that led to the company to nix its New York City plans or the disputes over working conditions at Amazon’s initial Crystal City office space.

The post does commit that Amazon’s workforce will be a force for good in Greater Washington, and it notes that members of the new workforce have already participated in, and assisted, with local events, like the Arlington Turkey Trot, the Marine Corps Marathon, and a World Series watch party for Arlington residents.


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