Amazon has added to its Edmonton area infrastructure, opening its first fulfillment centre and second delivery station in the region.
In a news release, Amazon said the two new facilities opened back in August, adding more than 600 full-time jobs to the company’s Alberta operation.
"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,” Vidhu Monga, general manager of Amazon’s new fulfillment centre, said in a statement.
The new fulfillment centre, located in Nisku, spans one million square-feet.
Workers at Amazon fulfillment centres pick, pack and ship items to delivery stations before they make their way to customers.
The new delivery station in Edmonton measures 100,000 square feet.
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The Edmonton region is now home to three Amazon facilities, as is Calgary.
Amazon says it pays its permanent employees a minimum of $16 an hour along with a comprehensive benefits package from the first day on the job.
Alberta is now home to more than 2,500 Amazon employees, both part- and full-time.