Amazon to open fulfillment centre in Ottawa, creating some 600 jobs

New warehouse will be eighth in Canada
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/11/2018
Recruitment, hiring, staffing
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement at the future Amazon office in Vancouver on April 30. REUTERS/Ben Nelms

OTTAWA (CP) — Amazon says it will build a new fulfillment centre in Ottawa, creating some 600 full-time jobs.

The e-commerce giant plans to open the new warehouse in the capital city's eastern suburb of Orleans.

Employees at the centre will pick, pack and ship large items such as household decor, sporting equipment and gardening tools.

The company says the new warehouse will be the eighth in Canada, joining others in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta.

The online retailer announced in April it would expand its Vancouver technology hub and create 3,000 new high-tech jobs.

The company is expected to announce its second North American headquarters, dubbed HQ2, sometime this year, with Toronto as the only Canadian city on the list of 20 finalists.

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