Amazon Announces Plans to Create More Than 2,500 Full-Time Jobs in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

Two new fulfillment centres to be built in Ajax and Hamilton

Five new delivery stations are also confirmed for Kitchener, Stoney Creek, Vaughan, Etobicoke and Scarborough

SEATTLE, Sept. 9, 2020 /CNW/ – (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon.com, Inc. today announced plans to open two new fulfillment centres in Hamilton, Ontario and Ajax, Ontario. The new fulfillment centres are anticipated to open in 2021 and will create more than 2,500 new, full-time jobs with competitive hourly wages, comprehensive benefits and an industry-leading workplace. This will bring Amazon’s total to 10 fulfillment centres in Ontario and 16 in Canada.

“We’re thrilled to continue expanding our operations in Ontario with our newest fulfillment centres in Hamilton and Ajax,” said Sumegha Kumar, Director, Canadian Customer Fulfillment Operations, Amazon Canada. “We’ve had great success with the talented workforce in Ontario, and we look forward to creating an additional

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Hamilton County school board approves more than $700,000 in state grant funding

Hamilton County Schools’ vocational programs will receive more than $700,000 in state grant funding.

The board of education voted unanimously on Aug. 20 to approve a grant that will assist in preparing sixth to 12th graders for a career. There are 9,507 students participating this school year, 7,740 of whom are high schoolers.

The district received a $704,759 Carl Perkins grant, a source of federal funding aimed at improving secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs across the country. Hamilton County Schools has relied on the grant for decades, communications director Tim Hensley said. The grant is given to school systems based on their population and poverty levels — specifically those with at least 70% of their families reporting earnings below the poverty line.

This school year, the Perkins funds will be dispersed through the career and technology education department, mostly on equipment used by students. A maximum of

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