Amazon and Walmart have announced they will close about 1,400 stores across the United States, leaving roughly 1,500 employees with no option but to relocate to Fairfax, Virginia.
The move follows the announcement last month by Amazon that it was closing a $6 billion warehouse in Northern Virginia and will invest $100 million in a new, smaller warehouse in Norfolk, Virginia, which will be opened by the end of the year.
“We have been working with Wayfair, a small, family-owned company that offers our customers exceptional service, for several years,” Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and CEO, said in a statement.
“We are excited to have them in Fairfax and are committed to building an even better relationship with them.”
Wayfair, which is based in Virginia but operates in the United Kingdom, said it had reached agreements with the company and Amazon that include moving some employees to Virginia and offering benefits to workers in the Norfolk warehouse.
Wayfair has operations in the District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania and has warehouses in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and New York.
Wayaway and Amazon declined to comment.