Nov. 9, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez
Bloomingdale’s has plans to move into a Queens Plaza office building, currently under construction, in 2020, and bring with it over 1,000 jobs.
The company, owned by Macy’s, will take 550,000 square-feet of office space at the site of the ongoing Jacx development at 28-01 Jackson Ave., a spokeswoman for Macy’s confirmed.
The department store’s corporate and support teams will be occupying the space, the spokesperson said.
The move, first revealed by the New York Post, will also include Bloomingdale’s CEO, Tony Spring, along with several merchandise buyers, IT workers, clerical staff, and other employees from the department store’s multiple office locations in Manhattan.
The move will foster a more collaborative work environment, give the company additional location flexibility, and increase the diversity of benefits we offer to our employees as we continue to recruit talent,” the spokeswoman said.
The spokeswoman added that the company is not filling any positions, and are only moving people from Manhattan to Long Island City.
The Jacx, a commercial development from Tishman Speyer, will see two identical towers at a height of 26 stories when construction is completed in the first quarter of 2019, according to the developer’s website. The buildings will consist of 1.2 million acres of retail and office space with a 1-acre terrace on the fifth floor.
Building plans for the Jackson Avenue site were filed with the Department of Buildings in 2016, records show.
Tishman Speyer has already pre-leased over 70 percent of the development to fashion and tech ventures, including companies such as Macy’s and WeWork.
Update 11/9/2017, 4:47 p.m. : Article has been updated with information provided by a spokeswoman for Macy’s.