The tech giant said Friday that Amazon.com Inc. is halting the construction of six new office buildings in Bellevue and Nashville to reevaluate designs to suit hybrid work.
A company spokesperson said the construction halt and delay would not affect Amazon’s hiring plans, reiterating the firm’s proposal to create another 25,000 jobs in Bellevue and another 5,000 in Nashville.
“The pandemic has significantly changed the way people work … Our offices are long-term investments, and we want to make sure that we design them in a way that meets our employees’ needs in the future,” said John Schoettler, vice president of Global Real Estate and Facilities at Amazon.
Meta has decided not to take an additional 300,000 square feet of space at 770 Broadway, a building near Astor Place where it is already located, and the amount of space Amazon has leased from JPMorgan Chase & Co at Hudson Yards.
“There are several reasons we wouldn’t proceed with a special deal, including office utilization. The past few years have brought new possibilities around how we connect and work,” a Meta spokesperson told Reuters without confirming or denying the report.
“We remain firmly committed to New York and look forward to opening the Farley in the coming months,” the spokesperson added.