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PM sells Trans Mountain pipeline as Amazon announces expansion in Vancouver

PM sells Trans Mountain pipeline as Amazon announces expansion in Vancouver”

"Amazon would not have expanded their labour force here in Vancouver if they didn't think the talent didn't already exist or that they could get the talent from other parts of Canada". Together with its customer fulfillment facilities, Amazon has created more than 3,500 jobs in MA and since 2011 invested over $400 million in the state.

"Amazon is excited to create 2,000 more jobs in greater Boston", said Rohit Prasad, Head Scientist of Amazon Alexa. Real estate analysts say it's unlikely that any company - even one as unconventional as Amazon - would put thousands of new employees in one city neighborhood even as they considered a huge corporate campus elsewhere in town, suggesting this expansion is either the start of a Seaport headquarters or a consolation prize. The totally new jobs will include positions in ecommerce technology, cloud computing and machine learning.

Amazon shares ended the US Monday trading session in the red as Jeff Bezos' firm announced plans to expand its Vancouver tech hub. Amazon said in its statement that construction of the new office space would generate funding for job training programs that prepare local residents for technology jobs.

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

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Seattle-based Amazon opened its first software development site in Vancouver in 2011 and now has more than 1,000 employees.

The announcement details show that Amazon now employs some 1,000 researchers and engineers at its Vancouver facility. Amazon is expected to announce the location of its HQ2 later in 2018.

About Amazon Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking.

In January, Amazon placed Boston among 20 finalists to host the company's second North American headquarters, and Tuesday's announcement does not preclude the city from contention for the $5 billion project that the e-commerce giant has said would create some 50,000 jobs over the next decade.



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