HQ2PGH Amazon’s HQ2 Will Hire 50,000 People, Can Pittsburgh Deliver? By Margaret J. Krauss • Feb 5, 2018 Mark Lennihan / AP Listen Listening... / 1:48 Does Pittsburgh have the workers to support Amazon's HQ2 expansion? Wherever Amazon chooses to locate its second North American headquarters, or HQ2, the company expects to hire 50,000 people over the next 10 to 15 years. Snagging Amazon HQ2: Who Wins When Tax Subsidies Lure Big Business To PA? By Margaret J. Krauss • Oct 19, 2017 Elaine Thompson / AP Images Listen Listening... / 7:08 Amazon's choice for its second headquarters will likely be based, in part, on tax breaks. What have such subsidies meant for Pennsylvanians in the past? It was Sept. 7. A quick glance at the morning’s headlines revealed President Donald Trump had made a debt ceiling deal with Democratic leaders.