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Amazon to Hire 600 in Ottawa

Amazon announced this week that they will be building a new sorting warehouse facility in Ottawa about 1 million sq ft, and will require 600 employees to operate it.

On your first day of work at Amazon you will eligible for nice hourly wages, medical / vision / dental coverage, a group RRSP, stock options, and performance-based bonuses.

Director of Amazon Operations in Canada , Glenn Sommerville, said

“Ontario continues to be a great place for Amazon to do business and we look forward to adding a fulfillment centre in the National Capital Region. Our ability to expand in Ontario and create more than 600 new jobs is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce. Amazon is committed to providing great opportunities for employment and creating a positive economic impact for the region.”

Amazon warehouse is set to open in few years, but they will be starting the hiring process soon to hire associates to “pick, pack, and ship large items like household decor, sporting equipment and gardening tools.”

You can watch video about what it’s like to work at Amazon warehouse below

Amazon has about 6,000 employees in Canada, and has announced opening of a big office in Vancouver recently as well.

Newly elected Ontario provincial Premier, Doug Ford, was pleased with the news as well

“We applaud Amazon for making this investment and, we look forward to doing our part to help other top employers create and protect good jobs in our province. Ontario is open for business.”