The 1 million sq. ft facility scheduled for completion in early 2020 will create several well-paying jobs in the region
E-commerce giant, Amazon.com, Inc. has recently announced plans to open a new customer fulfillment facility in Leduc County, Alberta, a move that is anticipated to create over 600 full-time jobs in the region.
As per reports, the new warehouse will be developed on 58 acres of land in Nisku Business Park, and will be Amazon’s second fulfillment facility in Alberta, following the one in Rocky View County which employs around 1,500 full-time associates.
According to Global News, Glenn Sommerville, Director, Regional Operations at Amazon, Canada, said that the company’s ability to generate over 600 well-paying jobs with great benefit can be credited to the region’s skilled workforce and network of support. He said that the company is pleased with the welcome it received from the community leaders and government and is thrilled by the growth in Alberta.
As per an official statement, Amazon promises that its full-time workers will receive competitive hourly wages, dental, medical, and vision coverage, RRSP contribution matching, performance-based bonuses and stock awards. The company will also offer a Career Choice program, where it will pay up to 95% of tuition fees for courses related to in-demand fields.
Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta was quoted saying that the government has worked hard to boost investment, diversification and the generation of more jobs in the province.
She said that Amazon’s recent announced plans will create hundreds of jobs and more opportunities in the region, helping to make life better for more Alberta families and workers. Notley added that the province is grateful to Amazon for investing in Alberta once again and appreciations everyone who helped to make this investment possible.
Sources cite that the new facility will employ about 700 construction workers and will be completed by early 2020.