on Tuesday said it would locate 25,000 jobs in Long Island City, Queens, as part of a move to expand its operations on the East Coast. The jobs will pay an average salary of $150,000, the company said.

The online retailer said it would also put a second East Coast headquarters in suburban Washington, D.C., with about the same number of jobs.

“We are excited to build new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon. “These two locations will allow us to attract world-class talent that will help us to continue inventing for customers for years to come. The team did a great job selecting these sites, and we look forward to becoming an even bigger part of these communities.”

Source: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia while adding 50,000 jobs | Newsday