Amazon Is Turning Vancouver's Old Canada Post Building Into Their New HQ

03 May, 2018, 14:18 | Author: Harriet Bell
  • Amazon To Create 3,000 High Tech Jobs At Vancouver Tech Hub

"Thank you to all our partners across the city and the state for welcoming us, helping us create these thousands of new jobs, and contributing to the already vibrant tech industry in the area".

Amazon plans to add 2,000 workers to its research and development office in Boston, the company announced Tuesday, confirming reports that the retailer would move into a new waterfront complex in the city.

Amazon's Boston tech teams primarily focus on Alexa, Amazon Web Services and Audible.

He noted that Amazon has had considerable success recruiting and hiring Canadians - a mix of experienced coders, university graduates and people who have chosen to live and work in Canada.

The company says it plans to occupy 430,000 square feet in the Seaport mixed-use development, beginning in 2021.

Amazon now employs over 6,000 people across Canada, with 1,000 of them based in Vancouver at the company's Telus Garden location, which opened in 2015.

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Along with the new space will come 3,000 new tech jobs, which will bring the total number of jobs in Vancouver through Amazon to 5,000.

The fields will include e-commerce technology, cloud computing, and machine learning, a statement said.

Boston is one of 20 cities on the finalist list for Amazon's second headquarters.

"Amazon is excited to create 3,000 more highly-skilled jobs in Vancouver", said Alexandre Gagnon, vice president of Amazon Canada and Amazon Mexico. Last November, it announced it would add 1,000 workers at another downtown site set to open in 2020.

Over the course of the past five years Amazon has put a priority on Vancouver.

"We chose to build and grow in Canada because we recognize the diverse and exceptionally talented workforce here", Jesse Dougherty, Amazon's site lead in Seattle, said at an event on Monday with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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