Amazon announced today a new fulfillment centre is coming to the Edmonton Metro Region, set to be built in Leduc County, adding over 600 full-time jobs in the area.
The new Amazon fulfillment centre will be 1-million square feet and the company’s second in Alberta; the other location is in Rocky View County, employing over 1,500 full-time employees.
“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,” said Glenn Sommerville, Director of Amazon Operations in Canada, in an issued statement to iPhone in Canada. “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.”
The new fulfillment centre will be the online retailer’s 11th in Canada, joining other facilities in Alberta, BC and Ontario. Employees will be responsible for packing and shipping larger items including patio furniture, outdoor equipment and bicycles.
Tanni Doblanko, Mayor of Leduc County, said in a statement, “We couldn’t be more proud that Amazon has selected Leduc County as the location of its newest fulfillment centre in Canada.”
Amazon says full-time employees “receive competitive hourly wages, medical, vision and dental coverage, RRSP contribution matching, stock awards, and performance-based bonuses starting on day one.”
The new fulfillment centre is being developed by ONE Properties and TD Greystone Asset Management.