Thousands of Amazon jobs will be moving out of Seattle as the company prepares to shift a key operations team across Lake Washington to Bellevue by 2023.
An internal email acquired by Geekwire, which broke the news Wednesday morning, confirmed the move.
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The company’s worldwide operations team is responsible for ensuring the delivery of packages to customers and overseeing 250,000 employees worldwide.
Bellevue’s mayor released a statement about the move Wednesday afternoon.
The mayor couldn’t provide the exact number of Amazon jobs his city will benefit from, but city staff told him the employees are expected to be working out of several different properties.
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