Amazon, the world's largest e-commerce company, would opt to split into two sites instead of choosing one for the location of its second headquarters, reports The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
The report, published on Monday afternoon on the Internet, described the newspaper as a surprising decision by Amazon, which plans to invest up to five billion dollars and created up to 50,000 new jobs in what would be his second most important Seattle seat.
The decisive power of the decision of the two identical seats for Amazon's second headquarters "HQ2" is that, in accordance with the WSJ source, they acquire enough technological talents.
The measure will also mitigate possible problems with housing, transit and other areas where thousands of workers could cause problems. According to the new plan, Amazon would share a workforce with 25,000 employees in each city, the source said.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that Amazon is in advanced multi-city talks. The magazine reported that the company was in a last-minute conversation with Crystal City in Virginia, Dallas, Texas, and New York.
The decision and the forecast can be made already this week, according to these people.
When Amazon first announced its plans for its "HQ2" in September 2017, it planned to choose a single location, but the company changed its mind over the whole process, concluding that the distribution of offices would allow more technical talents than in the past. One place, said the source.
Amazon has employed people aggressively in many of its companies, including the cloud computing department and its artificial intelligence assistant, Alexa.
Competition for software engineers, computer programmers and artificial intelligence experts is acute across the country, not only for large companies like Amazon, but also for automotive, banking and retail companies.
The Amazon change means that the company will create two smaller offices, which are located in Seattle, with 45,000 workers.
The decision to split his long-awaited economic development project into two tracks follows more than a year-long search process that began in September 2017, in which Amazon said it was looking for a complete seat similar to that of Seattle.
The company then said it would create 50,000 new jobs and invest $ 5 billion in a new location for almost 20 years. More than 200 cities submitted suggestions that Amazon reduced the list of 20 finalists.