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December 18, 2018updated 19 Dec 2018 9:35am

Amazon’s plan for new fulfilment centre in Alberta to create 600 jobs

Online retailer Amazon is planning to establish a new fulfilment centre in Leduc County, Alberta, Canada, which will create over 600 full-time jobs.

Online retailer Amazon is planning to establish a new fulfilment centre in Leduc County, Alberta, Canada, which will create over 600 full-time jobs.

The new facility marks the second in Alberta and the 11th for the company in Canada. Amazon has fulfilment centres in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.

ONE Properties and TD Greystone Asset Management are developing the new project.

Amazon Canada operations director Glenn Sommerville said: “Our ability to create over 600 good-paying jobs with great benefits is thanks to the network of support we’ve received and the skilled workforce in the region.

“We’re grateful for the welcome we’ve received from government and community leaders and excited by our growth in Alberta and ability to better serve our customers.”

“We’re grateful for the welcome we’ve received from government and community leaders and excited by our growth in Alberta and ability to better serve our customers.”

Spread across one million square foot of space, the retailer will use the new facility to pick, pack and ship larger items such as outdoor equipment, patio furniture and bicycles.

The company will offer competitive hourly wages, medical, vision and dental coverage, RRSP contribution matching, stock awards, and other benefits to its full-time employees at the new centre.

The company currently employs more than 1,500 associates at its fulfilment centre in Rocky View County, Alberta.

In August this year, Canadian real estate and construction company Broccolini commenced construction of build-to-suit distribution centre for Amazon in Ottawa after receiving approval from the city council.

The opening of the Ottawa distribution centre is scheduled for mid-next year and will employ more than 650 once the facility is operational.

Amazon currently operates corporate offices in Vancouver, Toronto, and Ottawa. It employs more than 7,000 people across the country.