Amazon formally announces expansion into Boston's Seaport, plan to create 2000 jobs

Amazon formally announces expansion into Boston's Seaport, plan to create 2000 jobs

Amazon formally announces expansion into Boston's Seaport, plan to create 2000 jobs

Amazon is expanding its Vancouver tech hub and bringing 3,000 new jobs to the city by 2022.

The new facility is slated to open in 2021 and will house teams focused on Alexa, Amazon Web Services and Audible. They now operate a 156,000 square-foot location in TELUS Garden which opened to Amazon employees in 2015.

For his part, Amazon vice president of Canada and Mexico Gagnon said the company was "excited" to create 3000 new "highly-skilled" jobs in Vancouver.

Inc. said it would add 3,000 high-tech jobs with the expansion of its Vancouver Tech Hub.

The plan announced on Monday will see Amazon expand into a 416,000-square-foot skyscraper being built into a Canada Post plant, which was opened in 1958 and designated as an historic site by Heritage Vancouver. In the meantime, Canada launched a fast-track visa program for highly skilled workers a year ago, which indeed, may very well have something to do with Amazon's decision on Vancouver.


Amazon also confirmed last November its plans to expand into another downtown site on Dunsmuir Street, which will open in 2020.

In September, Langford was among Canadian cities that placed bids to host Amazon's new headquarters, HQ2.

"Our vibrant cities, which are home to some of the best talent in the world, are poised to attract premier investment that creates the jobs of tomorrow", Trudeau said. Amazon noted that its Boston-based machine learning scientists and engineers have played a key role in building Alexa's conversational AI through cutting-edge research and developments in machine learning. The company expects to grow to 5,000 corporate employees in Vancouver in the coming years across all of its locations in the city.

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said in an interview on Monday that Amazon did not receive any concessions from municipal governments to encourage the development.

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