- Washington, DC, information-technology professionals are happy that Amazon is opening up one of its HQ2 campuses in the area, a new poll indicates.
- Almost three-quarters of them said they would be willing to leave their current job to work for Amazon.
- Many are hoping that Amazon will pay higher salaries. But there are other reasons they like the idea of working for the tech giant.
While Amazon has faced a slew of protests over its decision to hire up to 25,000 people for its new HQ2 offices in New York, it can expect a much warmer welcome in the Virginia and Washington, DC, area, a new poll from Eagle Hill Consulting indicates.
Amazon expects to hire about 25,000 people for its new office in Crystal City, Virginia, which is in the larger Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Information-technology workers in the area are looking forward to the possibilities working at Amazon will give them, the survey of about 1,000 working-age people in the DC area found.
Of IT workers surveyed, 71% said they would consider leaving their job to work at Amazon.