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It looks like Chewy is in the process of relocating its headquarters from Dania Beach, Fla., to Plantation, Fla., a move that would house 500 new employees, according to the Commercial Observer.

“[In late May], the Plantation City Council approved an incentive package with tax refunds to lure an unidentified ‘national retailer,’” the Commercial Observer reported. “The company is, in fact, Chewy, according to sources familiar with the relocation plan.”

Officials from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, however, which are driving the potential move, have declined to divulge the identity of the company “due to a confidentiality agreement,” according to the Commercial Observer. The Plantation City Council’s chief administrative officer, Jason Nunemaker, also declined to name the company, the media outlet reported.

New headquarters or not, the online pet retail giant is expanding in leaps and bounds. For example, Chewy has been on a hiring spree. As of early June, Chewy had about 945 listed job openings on its career board website in nearly 20 locations. However, the number of job openings is even greater within the fulfillment centers.

In February, Chewy announced that it was set to open a corporate office in the Seattle region by the end of the year. At the time, the company had plans to hire “several hundred” technology, product and merchandising roles. Chewy is still actively hiring for such positions.

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