Amazon Canada To Create 3000 High Tech Jobs At Vancouver Tech Hub

Amazon To Create 3,000 High Tech Jobs At Vancouver Tech Hub

Amazon To Create 3,000 High Tech Jobs At Vancouver Tech Hub

Online retail giant Amazon has announced it will expand its Vancouver tech hub and create 3,000 new high-tech jobs.

"Our vibrant cities, which are home to some of the best talent in the world, are poised to attract premier investment that creates the jobs of tomorrow", Trudeau said in a statement.

"Those of us working here are pioneering new software that is used globally to support our retail websites and innovating to create new tools in the cloud".

The plan includes expanding their operations at the site of an old Canada Post building on Georgia St.in the city.

Amazon now employs around 6,000 people across Canada, with about 1,000 researchers and engineers in Vancouver.

The plan is unrelated to Amazon's search for a second headquarters that attracted 238 bids from 43 USA states, as well as from Washington and Puerto Rico, six Canadian provinces, and three Mexican states.

Amazon will soon have an even bigger presence in Vancouver.

"This is great news for Canadian professionals looking for new challenges and new markets, or students ready to enter the job market", Prime Minister Trudeau said.

This will be Amazon's third and largest permanent office in the city after its 91,000-sq-ft TELUS Garden office and its new nine storey, 150,000 sq. ft. office building now being built at 402 Dunsmuir Street.

A redevelopment application submitted years ago proposed building three towers at the site, two residential and one commercial, and using most of the existing building for parking. Back in 2015, Amazon staked out a 156,000 square foot office space in TELUS Garden.

The new Vancouver office is slated to open in 2022.

However, the new office is expected to bring another 1,000 workers to the city by 2020.

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