Amazon announced that it will create more than 2,500 full-time jobs in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.
On Wednesday, the company said it plans to open two new fulfillment centres in Hamilton and Ajax, which will open in 2021 — this will bring Amazon’s total to 10 fulfillment centres in Ontario and 16 in Canada.
“We’re thrilled to continue expanding our operations in Ontario with our newest fulfillment centres in Hamilton and Ajax,” Sumegha Kumar, Director of Canadian Customer Fulfillment Operations for Amazon Canada, said in a statement.
“We’ve had great success with the talented workforce in Ontario, and we look forward to creating an additional 2,500 full-time jobs with competitive pay and benefits starting on day one.”
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In Hamilton, the 855,00-sq-ft fulfillment centre will have more than 1,500 employees working alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack, and ship small items to customers, like books, electronics and toys.
And in Ajax, the one-million-sq-ft centre will have more than 1,000 employees to pack and ship large customers purchases like sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, and bicycles.
Amazon also recently added five new delivery stations in Stoney Creek, Kitchener, Vaughan, and Toronto (Etobicoke and Scarborough).
According to the company, 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.