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Amazon Canada opens robotics facility in Hamilton, ON

In addition to opening the new facility, Amazon Canada presented a donation of $25,000 to FIRST Robotics Canada.

April 20, 2022   by CM Staff

Amazon Canada (CNW)

HAMILTON —  Amazon Canada has opened its newest advanced robotics facility fulfillment centre, YHM1, in Hamilton, Ont.

Amazon claims this new facility will recruit 1,500 new hires, and the company will provide comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities from the start of their employment.

“This new facility in Hamilton is the company’s most advanced facility in our network today, and it’s the 1,500 employees that really make this place spectacular,” said Vibhore Arora regional director, Canada customer fulfillment of Amazon Canada in a statement.

“Robotics technology helps extend the reach and capability of our team in a manner that makes tasks easier and more efficient, and make our fulfillment centres safer and more collaborative.”

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As part of opening the new facility, Amazon Canada presented a donation of $25,000 to FIRST Robotics Canada, an organization focused on engaging young people in mentor-based programs that build STEM skills. The company’s donation will help FIRST Robotics support 10 schools and programs across Canada to help attract youth to build skills and careers in STEM.

These programs include the following secondary schools:

  • Chinguacousy Secondary School – Brampton, Ontario
  • St. Joseph Secondary School – Mississauga, Ontario
  • Inverse Paradox Community Team – Mississauga, Ontario
  • St. Mary Secondary School – Hamilton, Ontario
  • Ross Sheppard High School – Edmonton, Alberta
  • Community All-Girls Team – Calgary, Alberta
  • Templeton High School – Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Killarney Secondary School – Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Lakeside Academy – Lachine, Quebec
  • École Paul-Hubert – Rimouski, Quebec