Amazon to create more than 2,500 full-time jobs in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area
Topics: CANADA AMAZON
The new fulfillment centres are anticipated to open in 2021 and will create more than 2,500 new, full-time jobs with competitive hourly wages, comprehensive benefits and an industry-leading workplace. This will bring Amazon's total to 10 fulfillment centres in Ontario and 16 in Canada.
Hamilton Fulfillment Centre
At the new 855,000 square-foot fulfillment centre in Hamilton, more than 1,500 employees will work alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys.
Ajax Fulfillment Centre
At this new one million square-foot fulfillment centre, more than 1,000 employees will pack and ship large customer purchases such as sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles and other household goods.
Further Expansion of Amazon Logistics with Five New Delivery Stations
Amazon also recently added five new nearby delivery stations in Stoney Creek, Kitchener, Vaughan and Toronto (Etobicoke and Scarborough).
The Etobicoke site has already launched, and the Kitchener site will launch later this year. The Stoney Creek, Scarborough and Vaughan sites will launch in 2021.
Delivery stations power the last mile of Amazon's order fulfillment process. Packages are transported to delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment and sortation centres, and then loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers.
The new delivery stations will create hundreds of permanent, full-time and part-time jobs, in addition to offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own small business delivering Amazon packages, and independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex.
Amazon Employee Benefits and Career Choice Opportunities
Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages, including medical, vision and dental coverage, a group RRSP plan, stock awards, and performance-based bonuses starting on day one.
Amazon also offers employees access to innovative programs like Career Choice, where it will pay up to 95 per cent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.
Since the program's launch, more than 25,000 employees across the globe have pursued degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.
Amazon Canada: Economic and Community Investment
In total, Amazon employs more than 21,000 full- and part-time employees at the company's fulfillment centres, corporate offices and development centres in Canada.
Between 2010 and 2019, Amazon has invested more than CAD $11 billion in Canada, including infrastructure and compensation to our employees. Amazon's expenditures in Canada in 2019 have created an estimated 24,000 jobs at firms other than Amazon. ■