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Only 700 Amazon Workers are Coming to Long Island City in 2019

  • Company to hire about 3,000 by 2020, when construction starts
  • New York released details about Amazon project and its pitch
Commuters stand on the platform while waiting for the 7 train at a subway station in Long Island City.

Commuters stand on the platform while waiting for the 7 train at a subway station in Long Island City.

Photographer: Christopher Lee/Bloomberg

Don’t set your alarm for 4 a.m. hoping to beat all the Amazon workers to the subway just yet.

The online retailer will hire only about 700 people next year at its new Long Island City location at One Court Square, growing to about 3,000 in 2020, according to documents released Tuesday by New York City.