Amazon Canada hiring nearly 10,000 workers for holiday season

Oct 27 2020, 8:29 pm

Looking for work? Amazon has announced it will create more than 100,000 jobs for seasonal employment this year.

In an announcement made on Tuesday, Amazon explained that 10,000 of those positions would be available across Canada.

Jobs are open for people “of all backgrounds and skill levels” according to the company and include a starting wage of $16 per hour. The company also says that there are opportunities for pay incentives, benefits, and a path to a “longer-term career.”

“Amazon was recently named #2 on the Forbes World’s Best Employers list, a list based entirely on anonymous employee input, which reflects Amazon’s highly-competitive pay, benefits from day one, and training programs for in-demand jobs, among other criteria,” said the company in an email to Daily Hive.

Just last month, the tech company announced they would be creating 3,500 new tech and corporate jobs in Toronto and Vancouver. Of those jobs, 3,000 will be created in Vancouver and 500 in Toronto, creating tangible benefits for the “broader economy and community.”

Additionally, Amazon will be opening two new fulfillment centres in Hamilton and Ajax, Ontario.

Set to open in 2021, this will result in 16 fulfillment centres across Canada, 10 of which are located in Ontario.

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