Amazon bringing more jobs to Ontario with massive new delivery facility

Aug 18 2020, 6:52 am

Amazon is opening a new delivery station location in Cambridge, Ontario, bringing in more jobs to the province by the end of the year.

According to a news release, the 136,000 square-foot facility will take over an existing industrial building, located at 125 Maple Grove Road and turn it into a delivery station.

“I am delighted by Amazon’s decision, and confident that our community will be a great fit for the company,” said Cambridge Mayor Kathryn McGarry.

“Cambridge has a skilled workforce and is centrally located with easy access to highway 401, so it’s not surprising that Amazon has selected Cambridge as the location for its next project.”

The facility is planned to open by the end of 2020, creating more jobs for the city and across southern Ontario.

According to Amazon, the delivery station is an  “integral part of the distribution chain,” where packages are transported there and sorted before being delivered to customers.

“With a labour force of more than 77,500 workers across multiple industries, along with a growing population, the City of Cambridge continues to be an attractive prospect for potential investors,” said James Goodram, Director of Economic Development.

“We look forward to welcoming Amazon to Cambridge and are confident that the community impact of this new facility will be positive and timely for many residents.”

The new project aims to create hundreds of full-time and part-time jobs, and also bringing in opportunities for those looking to build a small business delivering Amazon packages and independent contractors creating their own schedule for delivering times with Amazon Flex.

The hiring stage has not been set up yet, however, Amazon encourages to have interested candidates to sign up for any job alerts to stay in the loop.

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