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Amazon plans to open new distribution centre in Edmonton area; hire 600 workers

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The space is the online company's 11th distribution facility in Canada, and its second in Alberta

NISKU, Alta. – Online retail giant Inc. is opening a new distribution centre in Leduc County, just south of Edmonton, with plans to create 600 full-time jobs by 2020.

The e-commerce company says the approximately 92,900-square-metre (one-million-square-foot) centre in Nisku, Alta., will be the company’s 11th distribution facility in Canada, and its second in Alberta.

Amazon says it plans to create 600 new tech jobs in Toronto

It already operates a similar facility in Rocky View County in southern Alberta, where it employs more than 1,500 full-time workers.


Amazon’s other fulfilment facilities are located in British Columbia and Ontario.

The Seattle-based company says workers at the new centre will be responsible for picking, packing and shipping larger items such as outdoor equipment, patio furniture and bicycles.


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