SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 19, 2021 /CNW/ - NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon
today announced its continued investment in Quebec with two new sortation centres and its
first three delivery stations in the province. The five facilities
will create more than 1,000 jobs with competitive pay,
industry-leading benefits and career growth opportunities starting
on day one.
"Amazon is proud to continue its investment in Quebec and provide our employees with great,
safe jobs and better futures," said Jean-Francois Héroux, site
leader, Amazon Canada. "Our new facilities will help us meet our
customers' growing demand for great products and faster delivery
times while offering our Associates access to incredible career
growth opportunities through on-the-job training and upskilling so
they can reach their career aspirations. Our expansion will also
help the thousands of local small businesses that partner with
Amazon to get their products to customers around the world,
particularly during this critical time for their business."
Two new sortation centres in Coteau-du-Lac and Longueuil create more than 1,000
Amazon is opening its largest sortation centre in the
province in Coteau-du-Lac in 2021.
The 520,000 square foot facility will create at least 500 jobs.
Amazon's first sortation centre in Quebec celebrated its day one in Longueuil in 2020, just in time to
deliver a successful peak holiday season for customers, creating
500 jobs. The 200,000 square foot facility is located at 5799 Route
Before customer delivery, boxes packaged at Amazon's customer
fulfillment sites travel via Amazon's transportation network,
called the middle mile, while delivery to a customer's doorstep is
referred to as the last mile. Packages leaving fulfillment
centres are transported by Amazon's freight and air networks, then
land at one of Amazon's sort centers, where they're sorted by
postal code before going to a delivery station.
Three new delivery stations in 2021 and 2022 will employ
hundreds of new positions
Amazon's first two delivery
stations in Quebec will open in
2021: one will be located in Laval
at 5555 Ernest-Cormier and the other will be located in
Lachine at 1100 and 1200 Rue
Norman. Amazon's third delivery station will open in 2022 in
Laval at 2700 Francis Hughes.
These delivery stations will add hundreds of full-time and
part-time jobs in addition to the company's sort centre
Delivery stations power the last mile of Amazon's order
fulfillment process. Packages are transported to delivery stations
from Amazon fulfillment and sortation centres, and then loaded into
vehicles for delivery to customers.
Amazon opened its first operations facility in Quebec in July
2020, a fulfillment centre in Lachine, creating 300 full-time jobs.
Amazon is committed to investing in the long-term careers of
its employees in Quebec
Amazon was recently named #2 on
the Forbes World's Best Employers
list, a list based entirely on anonymous employee input. Full-time
employees at Amazon in Quebec
receive competitive benefits including hourly wages starting at
$16 in the province, medical, vision
and dental coverage, a group RRSP plan, stock awards, and
performance-based bonuses starting on day one.
All eligible full-time employees have access to Amazon Career
Choice, an innovative program uniquely designed to help upskill
people who are interested in pursuing a future in a high-demand
field. Since the program's launch, more than 35,000 employees
across North America have pursued
degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT
programming and radiology, to name a few.
For more information about current job openings in Quebec, visit www.amazondelivers.jobs. To
learn more about the opportunities Amazon Canada is creating across
the country, read the company's Economic Report:
Keeping employees safe
Amazon prioritizes the safety
and health of its employees to provide a safe workplace. The
company invested more than $10
billion to help keep employees safe and deliver products to
customers throughout 2020. This includes more than $961 million invested in safety measures and
equipment in Amazon buildings, including masks, temperature
screening, plexiglass shields, sanitizing products, additional
cleaning teams, and even an on-site testing program. Amazon has
also made over 150 significant process changes to make sure they
keep their teams safe, including new social distancing measures and
enhanced cleaning and sanitizing across every site.
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than
competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational
excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click
shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by
Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire
TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services
pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit amazon.com/about
and follow @AmazonNews.
SOURCE Amazon Canada