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New Amazon headquarters coming to Vancouver along with 3000 tech jobs

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Faye Gross | 02 May, 2018, 01:13

"Amazon will be expanding into a new 416,000 square foot office tower, to be built on top of where we are standing today", said Jesse Dougherty, GM of Amazon web services.

Omnichannel powerhouse Amazon is planning to expand its Boston tech hub and hire on 2,000 employees across a range of roles, from machine learning to robotics.

"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. Amazon employed about 566,000 full- and part-time employees worldwide at the end of December, and on Monday announced it was hiring 3,000 people in Vancouver. 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 first established a presence in Vancouver in 2013.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promoted the expansion of retail giant Amazon's technology hub in Vancouver on Monday as he used the region's record-high gas prices to continue selling the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

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The plan is unrelated to Amazon's search for a second headquarters that attracted 238 bids from 43 US states, as well as from Washington and Puerto Rico, six Canadian provinces, and three Mexican states. Since 2011, the e-commerce behemoth has created more than 3,500 jobs and invested more than $400 million in the Bay State, according to a press release. "I think we should expect a more global view of Amazon's recruiting for these positions".

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.

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.

Microsoft also has a sizable footprint in Vancouver; other Seattle-area companies like Zillow and Tableau have offices in the British Columbia city.

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