Amazon already employs more than 6000 full-time workers across Canada, including more than 1000 researchers and engineers in Vancouver who primarily create new products and services for the company's worldwide retail and Amazon Web Services (AWS) businesses.
"Thank you to all our partners across the city and the state for welcoming us, helping us create these thousands of new jobs, and contributing to the already vibrant tech industry in the area".
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Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh both celebrated Amazon's decision, with Walsh labeling it a strong vote of confidence for the city. Amazon began negotiating the lease on the development with the city earlier this year. But other sites are being considered as well, including one in the neighboring city of Somerville.
In addition, an uncertain future for immigration and work visas in the USA brought on by the current White House administration means Amazon may look overseas before hiring Americans, Klugen said. To date, more than 16,000 Amazonians have utilized the job-retraining programs globally.
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Amazon's new office is expected to open in 2022.
In November, the company announced 1,000 new tech jobs at its Vancouver office. Hiring an additional 2,000 people will certainly help. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. More than 6,000 people now work for Amazon in Canada, including 1,000 researchers and engineers in Vancouver at several sites.
"Are we going to have people that Amazon is going to be able to hire, and I say absolutely yes", Simon Fraser University cloud computing professor Bill Klug said.
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