Boston, Get Ready! Amazon to Add 2000 Jobs

The company now has about 1,200 workers in the city, according to Rohit Prasad, a Boston-based vice president and head scientist of Amazon Alexa. "Thank you to all our partners across the city and the state for welcoming us, helping us create these thousands of new jobs, and contributing to the already vibrant tech industry in the area".

Amazon now employs more than 1,000 researchers and engineers in Vancouver, primarily creating new products and services for the company's global retail business and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Its new building, set to begin construction later this year and open in 2021, would mark the company's biggest presence to date, and comes as Amazon opens a new office in nearby Fort Point.

"Amazon's decision to bring another 3,000 jobs to Vancouver is great news for our city's booming innovation economy", said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. In November it announced plans to expand a separate office at 402 Dunsmuir, in addition to another 156,000 square-foot location in TELUS Garden that opened in 2015.

Those jobs will be in fields including e-commerce technology, cloud computing and machine learning. "I've loved working here as we've continued to grow", said Rebecca McKnight, an Amazon software development engineer, during Monday's announcement.

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The announcement details show that Amazon now employs some 1,000 researchers and engineers at its Vancouver facility. Together with its customer fulfillment facilities, Amazon has created more than 3,500 jobs in MA and since 2011 invested over $400 million in the state.

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Online retailer Amazon, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on hand, announced Monday it will add 3,000 jobs in Vancouver, British Columbia, about 150 miles (240 km) north of its Seattle headquarters.

  • Megan Austin