Over seven years, the company has created more than 3,500 jobs in the state, from its corporate office in Cambridge to additional offices in Boston's Back Bay and Fort Point neighborhoods to the Amazon Robotics development center in North Reading and the company's distribution center in Fall River.
"We are home to the fastest growing, most resilient and greenest economy in Canada and Amazon's major expansion in our city means more long-term jobs for people who want to live, work and build a future in Vancouver", Robertson added. For Amazon to maintain its position at the top of the rankings it will have to prove itself capable of developing more effective algorithms than Google; not a simple task. With state-of-the-art amenities and an easily accessible location for its employees, Amazon's new Development Centre will sit above a city landmark.
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Whether HQ2 comes to the Boston area or not, more growth from the e-commerce giant was well-received by elected officials.
"It's great news for Boston that Amazon is expanding its footprint in the Seaport, bringing new jobs and economic opportunities to our city", Mayor Marty Walsh said in a statement, CBS4 reported. Now Amazon.com Inc. may give Canada's costliest market another boost. However, the loss of skilled foreign workers at tech companies in the US just adds to Canada's growing importance as a go-to country for technology and innovation.
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Amazon first opened offices in MA in 2011.
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Along with the new space will come 3,000 new tech jobs, which will bring the total number of jobs in Vancouver through Amazon to 5,000. 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. Hiring AI engineers will have an impact in multiple areas of the Amazon business, though Alexa is the most obvious beneficiary.