Amazon cancels HQ2 in New York City; Dallas, Austin could get more jobs at existing hubs

Amazon technology hubs in Dallas and Austin could gain new jobs as a result of Thursday’s stunning announcement that the online giant was dropping its major expansion into New York City.

The Seattle-based company said it won’t reopen its HQ2 search, which saw unprecedented interest from cities across America, and instead will proceed with major expansion projects in Washington, D.C., and Nashville and hire and expand at its existing 17 tech hubs in the U.S.

The company isn’t detailing yet how many jobs it’ll add in cities like Dallas and Austin, Boston, Toronto and Los Angeles.

Amazon has about 500 employees in North Dallas now in its retail and Amazon Web Services businesses. It also has more than 11,000 workers in fulfillment and sorting centers around Dallas-Fort Worth. In December, the company announced plans to build a regional air hub at Fort Worth’s Alliance Airport, pledging to bring hundreds more jobs to North Texas.

Maria Halkias, Retail Writer

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