Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Help-Wanted Ads Point to Boston, D.C. Area as Top Sites for Amazon HQ2

By Jeffry Bartash

Boston and the greater Washington, D.C. metro might be the most likely places for Amazon to build its second headquarters — if help-wanted ads are any indication.

One of key determining factors for Amazon  is expected to be the available supply of well-educated workers. Amazon wants to be near a major metro with a “strong university system” so it can fill thousands of jobs for computer engineers, marketing types, managers, accountants and the like.

Using online ads as a guide, the Conference Board economic research group found that Amazon’s listings for those sort of jobs are growing the fastest in the Boston and Washington, D.C. metros. Amazon has short-listed not just Washington D.C. but also neighboring Northern Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland for the second headquarters.

Only the New York City region has more online listings in 2017 for the kind of jobs Amazon is expected to create at its second headquarters, but those listings barely grew last year.

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