Vancouver can accommodate Amazon's hiring needs; computer systems prof

Justin Trudeau to make major announcement about Amazon in Vancouver

"Vancouver is home to an incredibly talented and diverse workforce, and these thousands of new employees will invent on behalf of our customers worldwide".

Along with an office in the Back Bay, a robotics facility in North Reading and a massive distribution center in Fall River, the company has added 3,500 jobs in MA since 2011, with these 2,000 more to come.

Amazon's current Boston technology employees mostly work on Alexa, Amazon Web Services and Audible, the company said.

It was a day of talking commerce for the prime minister, who attended an announcement about Amazon's expansion in Vancouver and said innovation will help drive economic growth and improve the lives of middle-class Canadians.

"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", said Trudeau. The new Amazon office is scheduled to open in 2021.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on hand Monday to announce that Amazon Inc. would be expanding its Vancouver operations to the tune of 3000 new jobs. "I think we should expect a more global view of Amazon's recruiting for these positions".

Trudeau joined executives and employees at the site of Amazon's future 416,000-sq. -foot (38,688-sq. -meter) offices in downtown Vancouver's old post office. "Canadians share your passion for invention and your commitment to excellence - and that's why we are excited to see Amazon grow here in Vancouver".

Rather than open an office north of the American border and immediately rush back below to hire Americans, Klugen believes Amazon will first look locally before going to other Canadian cities such as Ottawa, Waterloo and Toronto. Candidates interested in applying for open roles at Amazon's Vancouver Tech Hub can do it here.

He also said he's optimistic that the United States understands extending aluminum and steel tariffs to Canada would be a bad idea for the economies of both countries.

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