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Amazon opening fulfillment centre in Caledon

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Jul '18
Amazon opening fulfillment centre in Caledon
Amazon is opening a new fulfillment centre in the Greater Toronto Area, in Caledon. The one-million square foot facility will create over 800 jobs and join Amazon's network of existing Ontario buildings in Brampton, Mississauga, Milton and the earlier announced facility in Ottawa. This will be Amazon's sixth fulfillment centre in Ontario and ninth in Canada.

Amazon currently employs more than 2,000 full-time associates in Ontario.

"We continue to be excited about our growth in Ontario and the opportunity to better serve our customers in the region," said Glenn Sommerville, director of Amazon Operations in Canada. "We're seeing an incredible workforce and community support in Greater Toronto. It makes us proud to add a new fulfillment centre to better meet customer demand while creating more than 800 full-time jobs with great pay and benefits to support the local economy."

Associates at this facility will pick, pack, and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys. The Caledon fulfillment centre together with the new facility in Ottawa will bring more than 1,400 new jobs to Ontario by the end of 2019.

"Caledon is the ideal home for Amazon's latest Canadian expansion. I'm so pleased to welcome this world class, leading edge and customer focused organisation to our community," said Caledon mayor Allan Thompson. "The creation of good paying, stable, long term jobs will bolster our local economy and positively impact Caledon's future sustainability."

Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development said, "Global tech companies are choosing to invest in Canada because of our stable business climate, highly-skilled workforce and our growing innovation economy. We welcome the opening of Amazon's new fulfillment centre and the jobs it will bring to the hard-working residents of the region."

"It was great news to hear that Amazon is opening another fulfillment centre in Ontario. This is a wonderful opportunity for Bolton and Ontario," said Jim Wilson, Ontario minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. "The centre will create 800 full-time jobs for the community and grow our economy. Ontario is open for business, and the PC Government is committed to creating good jobs for Ontario families. I look forward to working with Amazon in the future."

In total, Amazon employs more than 6,000 people working at fulfillment centres, corporate offices, development centres, and other facilities throughout Canada in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec. (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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