The company has special plans for Bellevue, where it plans to provide approx. 6,500 jobs over the next few years. Amazon plans to move its entire worldwide operations team from Seattle to Bellevue over the next few years. In addition to the new Bellevue tower, Amazon has secured half a dozen leases of planned or currently existing office space in the city, according to the Times.
The reason for the Amazon return to Bellevue ̵[ads1]1; where the founder Jeff Bezos started the company out of the garage in 1994 – is not purely nostalgic. After the Amazon's plans to build part of its "HQ2" in New York City fell apart, the company was forced to look at other options, included in its own Washington state. Bellevue has not been formally declared HQ2 but is likely to absorb at least some of the remaining jobs intended for the scrapped NYC office.