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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.”


Pythian, Ottawa based company, received $15m in funding

Pythian has received funding to further geographic expansion into Europe as well as to repurchase shares from some long-term shareholders.

Pythian is a global IT services company, based mainly in Ottawa, that specializes in designing, implementing, and managing systems that directly contribute to revenue and business success.

You can see their new offices in the video below:

Ottawa tries to attract tech talent with Work in Ottawa campaign

Invest Ottawa agency announced new campaign called Work in Ottawa to attract tech talent to move to Ottawa.

The campaign highlights that median salary in Ottawa is almost  $92k , while housing in Ottawa is much cheaper at around $370k vs Toronto at $800k and Vancouver at $1m. The website said that Ottawa is home to more than 1,700 technology companies.

Former Microsoft executive and now head of Invest Ottawa, Michael Tremblay said:

We are very proud to announce our Work in Ottawa campaign which aims to help companies across our thriving ecosystem, attract and retain the top talent needed to succeed.

Their online portal acts as a marketing tool to attract talent to existing tech jobs in Ottawa. You can visit it here: https://www.investottawa.ca/why-ottawa/

Not sold yet? Maybe you read the news that Ottawa was picked as the most boring city in Canada? Then maybe watching the following video will change your mind: