Amazon to add 3000 tech jobs in Vancouver, Canada

Amazon to add 3000 tech jobs in Vancouver, Canada

Amazon has announced plans to expand its Vancouver Tech Hub at The Post, an office and retail redevelopment that preserves the Canada Post building, one of the most important examples of Vancouver's mid-century architecture. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on hand for the announcement at the future Amazon site on Monday morning along with Amazon's general manager of web services, Jesse Dougherty.

Amazon said previously that plans to invest more than $5 billion in the construction of HQ2, creating up to 50,000 high-paying jobs for locals. "Canadians share your passion for invention and your commitment to excellence - and that's why we are excited to see Amazon grow here in Vancouver".

Amazon announced Tuesday that Boston would be the site of a major expansion, leading to speculation about whether the retailer would choose the New England city as its second headquarters later this year.

Amazon formally announced Tuesday plans to expand its presence in MA.

The office will be a 430,000-square-foot space in the WS Development project on Seaport Boulevard. Over seven years, the company has created more than 3,500 jobs in the state, from its corporate office in Cambridge to additional offices in Boston's Back Bay and Fort Point neighborhoods to the Amazon Robotics development center in North Reading and the company's distribution center in Fall River.

"Because they (Amazon) know at the current time, Canada may be more friendly to bringing in more immigrants with technical skills to help fill these positions", he said. "And while these tech investments are important to Vancouver, there is lots of potential for a broader, long-term collaboration between Amazon and the existing ecosystem of digital entertainment & interactive industries".

"Are we going to have people that Amazon is going to be able to hire, and I say absolutely yes", Simon Fraser University cloud computing professor Bill Klug said.

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