Amazon officially opens new Toronto Tech Hub, added 600 skilled jobs
Dec. 20, 2018
Global Korean Post
Amazon has opened a new 113,000 square foot office in Scotia Plaza in downtown Toronto.
On Dec. 18, 2018, Premier Doug Ford and Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, joined executives from Amazon Canada to officially open the company’s new office in Toronto.
With expanding its Toronto Tech Hub, Amazon plans to create 600 new tech jobs in fields including software development, machine learning, cloud computing, digital advertising, and artificial intelligence.
“Their investment in our talented workforce sends a clear signal to international companies around the world that Ontario is open for business.” said Ford.
Amazon’s new office will create up to 600 high-tech engineering jobs in Toronto. In addition to the new Toronto office, Amazon is making new investments across the province with two new recently announced fulfillment centres under construction for 2019 in Ottawa and Caledon.
“Amazon is excited to create hundreds of new highly-skilled jobs in Toronto,” said Tamir Bar-Haim, Amazon’s Toronto Site Lead and Head of Amazon Advertising in Canada.
“Thank you Amazon for choosing to grow in Toronto, and we look forward to working with you as a key partner in Toronto’s innovation ecosystem.” said Toronto Mayor John Tory.
Amazon now has over 10,000 employees across Canada and has invested over $3 billion in the country since 2011, including infrastructure and compensation.
Amazon has created approximately 5,000 full-time jobs across Ontario, including two tech hubs in Toronto and six fulfillment centres in Brampton, Milton, Mississauga, Caledon and Ottawa.
by Global Korean Post