Amazon’s New Arlington HQ Looks To Hire 400 This Year


Amazon has announced that it’s looking to fill jobs for its new headquarters in Arlington, Va., and to help build up the community, according to a blog post. The company said it wants to create 400 jobs this year and about 25,000 in the next 10 years and beyond. Today marks an important step in the process as we lease office space and begin hiring,” Amazon Vice President of Workforce Development Ardine Williams said in the post. “We

ParkMobile, Arlington County partner to roll out contactless parking payments

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US-based parking and mobility solutions company ParkMobile has partnered with Arlington County to promote contactless payments for parking


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Amazon HQ2 Triggers Spike In VA Home Sales


Home sales in Arlington, VA have increased 17.3 In addition, there has been a larger drop in Arlington’s home inventory, which indicates that the supply cannot meet the demand. According to , the number of active listings in Arlington was down almost 50 percent in April from the previous year to less than 400 listings. With a household name as big as Amazon moving into Arlington’s backyard, we expected that home prices were going to increase.

Penske Announces Launch Of Carsharing Unit


Transportation company Penske Corporation announced that it is rolling out its new carsharing service in Washington, DC and Arlington, VA, this week. We are excited to bring a new mobility option to Washington, DC and Arlington, bolstered by Penske’s longstanding commitment to quality and customer service,” Michael Montri, chief operating officer of Penske Dash, said in a press release.

Nestle, HelloFresh Give Meal Kits Second Wind In Stay-at-Home Economy


It is currently working to temporarily reopen its Arlington, Texas plant in an effort to keep up with demand.

Cities Partner With Apps To Create Their Own Ridesharing Services


The city of Arlington, Texas, located just outside Dallas, for example, had a single bus route — and discovered that most of its riders were students at the University of Texas branch there. So, late last year, Arlington voted to end the route and replaced it with a ridesharing service in December. Arlington went with Via , a technology developer and provider of dynamic on-demand shared rides, to provide the network technology.

Amazon, JPMorgan Donate Money To Ease Coronavirus Crisis


that are fighting the coronavirus: ACT for Alexandria , Arlington Community Foundation , Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Greater Washington Community Foundation. JPMorgan said it will to donate $50 million to groups and organizations that provide support and supplies to people affected by the coronavirus all over the world, according to a report by Reuters. .

Amazon HQ2 Secures $51M Funding Vote In VA


According to NBC News , the five-member Arlington County Board voted unanimously to approve the financial incentives despite some opposition to the package. Late last year Amazon chose National Landing, a location that is owned by Arlington County and the city of Alexandria, as its second headquarters in conjunction with New York City.

Amazon’s Biggest Campus In The World Opens In India


The company’s next headquarters is being built in Arlington, Virginia. Amazon opened its biggest campus in the world on Wednesday (Aug 21) in Hyderabad, India, according to a report by Reuters. The move illustrates Amazon’s aggressive push to expand in the country, despite stiff competition from companies like Walmart, and stringent regulations in the country regarding foreign eCommerce sites.

Amazon Picks Two HQ2s


Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported Amazon will split its second headquarters evenly between Long Island City in New York and Arlington County’s Crystal City in Virginia. Amazon is expected to announce later Tuesday (November 13) that it chose New York City and Northern Virginia as the homes for its second and third headquarters, reported the Wall Street Journal.

Walmart To Beef Up Its IT Staff By 2,000


Amazon has named Arlington, Virginia as one of its homes for its second headquarters. Walmart , the world’s biggest retailer, is gearing up to bring on 2,000 technology professionals during 2019 to support its operations in stores and online. Bloomberg , citing comments Walmart CTO Jeremy King made in a Bloomberg TV interview, said the hiring would increase the retailer’s IT staff by more than one fourth. Currently, there are around 7,500 IT experts.

Apple Acquires Self-Driving Startup


It had also teamed up with the city of Arlington in Texas for a self-driving shuttle service. Apple has bought autonomous car startup, according to a report by CNBC. The purchase will add engineers to the company’s ranks, along with other individuals who have knowledge about the technology and how it works. . The purchase price isn’t known, but Axios is reporting that Apple probably paid less than the $77 million raised in venture capital.

Merger, Sale Among Ingredients For Meal-Kit Maker Blue Apron


The company has plans to close a facility in Arlington, Texas, and consolidate operations in New Jersey and California facilities. After more customer losses and financial dips, Blue Apron is exploring strategic options going forward that might include putting itself up for sale, according to published reports Tuesday (Feb. The New York-based meal-kit maker may also merge its business with other, similar ones in order to save money.

Amazon Gains Juicy Incentives With New Headquarters Locations


For the Northern Virginia headquarters — specifically, Crystal City in Arlington County, near Washington, D.C. — Amazon reportedly will receive $575 million in performance-based direct incentives, the amount based on 25,000 jobs created, with an average wage of at least $150,000. No offense against a great part of New York City, but sometimes it can take a little bit of a push to get people (tourists, mainly) to visit Queens.

Property Owners Energize Spaces With eSports


In addition, city officials in Arlington, Texas repurposed a portion of a convention center to create an eSports stadium that is 100,000 square feet that opened in late 2018. To bring new life to hotels, malls and other facilities, a rising number of real estate owners are turning to eSports lounges, stadiums and arcades.

Airbnb Challenger WhyHotel Scores $20M For Luxury Room Rentals


The company has properties in Seattle, Houston, Arlington and Tysons Corner, Virginia. WhyHotel, a company that offers pop-up hotel rooms in recently built luxury apartments, has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round, according to a report by VentureBeat. With the advent of Airbnb , a number of startups have been created in its wake, with the intent of disrupting the hotel industry and encouraging new ways for people to relocate and take vacations.

Payroll Faces Cyber Threats From All Sides


In Arlington County, Virginia, government payroll systems were targeted in a phishing attack in July despite the county allocating $60,000 to educate government employees on how to spot and avoid a phishing scam email. Amid the growing list of cybersecurity concerns businesses must keep on top of, payroll is a growing target for attackers both inside and outside the enterprise.

FDIC and Duke University announce fintech research conference

CFPB Monitor

This Wednesday April 24th, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative will host a conference titled “ Fintech and the Future of Banking ” in Arlington, Virginia.


Nordstrom Partners With Anthropologie To Offer Home Collection


The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City (Arlington, Va.); Nordstrom has announced a partnership with Anthropologie that will feature more than 200 items from Anthropologie Home at 15 Nordstrom locations, as well as online. The new Anthropologie Home collection will be available starting March 19. Products will include everything from kitchen, dining and entertaining to bed and bath textiles, room décor, stationery and hardware.

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New Yorkers To Amazon: We Support Your New HQ


The other HQ will be in Crystal City in Arlington County near Washington, D.C. In a poll of New Yorkers on whether they support or oppose Amazon’s plans to build a new headquarters in the Long Island City area of Queens, the majority said they support Amazon, according to a report by Reuters. They do have some trepidations, however, as polled residents were split over the finer points of the multibillion-dollar incentive package that was offered to lure the online retail giant to the area.

Mall Chain Owner Considering Selling Off Its Malls


Forest City Realty Trust has already begun to convert the former Ballston Common Mall in Arlington, Virginia, into an urban mixed-use project known as the Ballston Quarter, which includes a retail component. Forest City Realty Trust , a real estate company that owns more than two dozen malls and shopping centers across the country, may soon be getting out of the shopping mall business altogether.

Blue Apron Sheds Customers, Eyes Brick-and-Mortar Push


Following an assessment of our operational structure in light of this progress, we identified an opportunity to further optimize our processes by transferring a substantial portion of our production volume from our Arlington, Texas facility to our largest and most efficient facility in Linden, New Jersey.”.

CFPB announces advisory committee members

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Joshua Wright, Professor, Scalia Law School at George Mason University (Arlington, VA), was appointed to serve as ARC Chairperson.

Just a Soldier

Jeff For Banks

But I know in Arlington, in France, and in un-marked graves and battlefields all over the earth, lay young Americans that were asked and heeded the call for the freedom of countrymen they would never meet, and other countries they knew little of. Memorial Day weighs heavy on me. Because I do not know what I would do if asked to stare down the barrel of the gun of my enemy.

Love In The Time Of COVID-19


That would win the award for best simplification, were it not for the Arlington, Virginia couple who included only themselves, their neighbors acting as witnesses behind their windows and an officiant standing on the sidewalk in front of their home wearing a mask. In a normal year, spring is generally known as the season for new love.

Virginia Homeowners Insurance: A Guide for Getting the Right Coverage


Arlington $1,663. Homeowners insurance in Virginia is a policy that protects your house. It covers you against losses and damages caused by various events. Covered perils include fire, theft, and natural disaster.

Bringing In Future Residents With Pop-Up Hotels


That was the case with WhyHotel’s building in the Pentagon City neighborhood of Arlington, VA, just outside of Washington, D.C. Developers face a challenge when they open the doors to a new high-rise luxury apartment building: How do they fill all of the units that have suddenly come onto the market? It’s no easy task. But does that have to be the case?

Amazon’s Home Invasion


The rumors have been buzzing for over a week, but it is now official that Amazon will split its second headquarters evenly between Long Island City in New York and Arlington County’s Crystal City in Virginia. Home has been a big theme of Amazon this week. The biggest story related to that theme, of course, is that Amazon itself has officially announced that its new HQ will not have one new home, but two.

Grocery Tracker: Discount Games


headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Grocery stocks held steady or showed signs of growth this past week after some mixed sessions since the year began. Whole Foods pulled itself out of a Valentine’s Day slump, rising to hit $31 during Friday (Feb. 17) morning trading. At the time of writing, WFM was up 1.15 percent over Thursday’s close to $30.91. Whole Foods’ market cap was estimated at over $9.7 billion.

why startups die

CB Insights

100,000 sq ft: The largest esports stadium in North America opened in Arlington, TX this week, selling out its inaugural event, the semifinals of first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The $10M Esports Stadium Arlington spans 100,000 square feet and can accommodate up to 2,500 spectators. Trends on trends. Hola, The price of bitcoin may be way down, but the underlying blockchain technology continues to be important.

Details Revealed About New Walmart HQ In Arkansas


Amazon eventually chose Long Island City in New York and Arlington, Virginia. New details have emerged about Walmart’s planned new corporate campus in Bentonville, Ark., where the company is based, according to a report by Reuters. Walmart is one of many large companies that have revealed plans for new corporate campuses in the United States, against the backdrop of President Donald Trump asking American companies to make bigger investments at home.

ALI’s Restatement of the Law, Consumer Contracts: an ill-conceived and poorly implemented project

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I had the privilege of participating as a panelist on May 6 in a panel discussion about the Restatement at the Thirteenth Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues in Arlington, Virginia, sponsored by the Law & Economics Center of George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. At the American Law Institute’s annual meeting next Tuesday in Washington, D.C.,

Unbundling The Autonomous Vehicle

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After piloting a self-driving car service in Frisco, Texas for several months, the company expanded its service to Arlington, Texas in October. Autonomous vehicles rely on a set of complementary technologies to understand and respond to their surroundings. Some AV companies are focusing on these specific components and partnering with automakers and Tier-1 suppliers to help bring their products to scale while others, such as Zoox and Nuro , are designing their vehicles from the ground up.