Amazon’s ‘Trip Around the World’ Festivity Celebrates Openings of New Alberta Facilities

Amazon’s first fulfillment centre and second delivery station in Edmonton opened last month and to mark the opening of its new facilities, the centre’s first day started with a “Trip Around the World” festivity to celebrate the many cultural backgrounds of the building’s new team members.

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Amazon’s second delivery station in Edmonton, which adds more than 600 full-time employees to the company’s operations in Alberta, spans more than 100,000 square feet and powers the last mile of Amazon’s order fulfillment process.

Packages are transported to delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment centres, are sorted, and then loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers.

To celebrate their opening, associates at the new delivery station organized a funding donation to Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton and provided essential food items to Edmonton’s Food Bank.

“Amazon is incredibly proud to continue growing our operations in Leduc County, providing a safe, inclusive and innovative work environment that offers associates competitive pay and benefits starting on day one,” said Vidhu Monga, general manager of Amazon’s new fulfillment centre.

“Amazon has become an important employer in our region, creating hundreds of jobs in their two facilities following the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Brad Rutherford, MLA Leduc-Beaumont.

In addition to the three facilities in the Edmonton area, Amazon operates a fulfillment centre and two delivery stations in Calgary. The company recently announced plans to open a new sortation centre in Balzac, the first of its kind in Amazon Canada’s operations.