Amazon now a top 10 employer in three NoVa counties
E-tailer enters major employer lists in Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun
Amazon.com Inc. became one of the top 10 employers in three Northern Virginia counties in 2020, according to fiscal year financial reports in Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun.
In Fairfax, the e-tail giant ranks seventh among top principal employers, making up 1.17% of all county employees, which number between 5,000 and 9,999. In Loudoun, Amazon employs between 1,000 and 5,000 people and ranks No. 8 in the county’s top 10 principal employers, up from ninth in 2011. Amazon ranks eighth in Arlington as well, employing about 1,000 people as of the second quarter of 2020.
The company plans to employ approximately 25,000 in Arlington by 2030 at its HQ2 East Coast headquarters, which began construction this year. By next year, HQ2 is expected to have about 1,500 employees.
Aside from the $2.5 billion HQ2, Amazon employs 18,500 Virginians at its growing network of workplaces — 10 fulfillment and sortation centers and delivery stations across the state, data centers in Loudoun and Fairfax, and operations facilities in the works in Hampton Roads.