Seattle is too violent for Amazon workers.
According to the New York Post, Amazon will temporarily relocate employees from their downtown Seattle office due to violent crime spikes in the area.
“Given recent incidents near 3rd (Ave) and Pine (St), we’re providing employees currently at that location with alternative office space elsewhere,” an Amazon spokesman said in an emailed statement to the outlet.
“We are hopeful that conditions will improve and that we will be able to bring employees back to this location when it is safe to do so.”
“Recent violent crimes in the area include the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy on March 2. The shooter is still at large as of Monday,” the Post reports.
Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell’s office told Fox News he is working to make the downtown safer, but it may take time.
“While it will take time to reverse longstanding safety issues, Mayor Harrell’s early efforts are critical first steps to address crime and improve safety through dedicated SPD officers, a mobile SPD precinct, and additional environmental changes,” the statement said.
“Mayor Harrell will continue to develop a comprehensive approach to public safety in collaboration with police and safety advocates, community members, service providers, and businesses, including Amazon, to activate, revitalize, and restore downtown for all.”