Amazon looks to fill 3,000 jobs at newest Vancouver tech hub

a close up of a sign: Online retail giant Amazon is looking to fill 3,000 new jobs at its latest tech hub, located in the former downtown Vancouver post office. Construction on The Post, located at Georgia and Homer, is set to be completed in 2023.

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Online retail giant Amazon is looking to fill 3,000 new jobs at its latest tech hub, located in the former downtown Vancouver post office. Construction on The Post, located at Georgia and Homer, is set to be completed in 2023.

Online retail giant Amazon will be filling 3,000 new jobs at its latest tech hub, in the former downtown Vancouver post office.


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Almost to 800 positions are already available, while the rest are expected to be filled when construction at The Post, between Georgia and Dunsmuir at Homer Street, nears completion in 2023, said Jesse Dougherty, an Amazon-vice president and Vancouver lead, in a statement.

“Amazon’s investment has tangible benefits for the broader economy and community — from the people we employ, to the small businesses we empower, to the charities we support, to the academic opportunities we fund. We’re proud to reaffirm

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New national research and training hub at UW-Madison could transform medicine

A national research initiative announced today will place the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the forefront of a revolution in imaging fostered by cryo-electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography – technologies that can illuminate life at the atomic scale.

The National Institutes of Health will provide $22.7 million over six years to create a national research and training hub at UW-Madison that will give scientists across the country access to this game-changing technology.

Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM for short) is a method used to make images of biological molecules that are flash-frozen to capture them in their native state. No dyes or other alterations are needed to view the structures, which gives scientists a highly accurate picture of true biological function. Scientists can peer into the very surfaces where drugs and proteins interact, where diseases occur, and where viruses orchestrate their attacks. Cryo-EM has the

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Ethics, Society and Technology Hub embeds ethics in teaching and research

In recent decades, ideas originating with Stanford students and faculty brought technologies that have disrupted industries, revolutionized business and eased communication in our daily lives. But they have also been linked to societal problems such as widening inequality, racial bias and lack of privacy.

Political science professors Margaret Levi and Rob Reich will co-lead the Ethics, Society and Technology (EST) Hub. (Image credit: L.A. Cicero)

As a way of ensuring that technological advances born at Stanford address the full range of ethical and societal implications, the Long-Range Vision launched the Ethics, Society and Technology (EST) Hub, co-led by Margaret Levi and Rob Reich, both professors of political science.

“Stanford is home to outstanding ethicists and social scientists but they haven’t been well integrated into the ways we teach about, or do research related to, technology,” said Debra Satz, the Vernon R. and Lysbeth Warren Anderson Dean of the School of

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New Online Jobs Hub Aims To Increase Visibility Of Disabled Freelancers

Decision-making around disability disclosure can often throw up issues that are thorny and tricky to work through.

Though these decisions are clearly informed by the relative visibility of an individual’s disability, there remain countless scenarios where the timing of disclosure, or indeed whether to disclose at all, becomes relevant for all disabled people.

The employment market is one such example, as, nowadays, the interaction invariably begins online, rather than face-to-face.

On the other side of the coin, recruitment is never just a one-way street and there are organizations out there keen to expand their approach to disability inclusion but without a clue on how to identify and positively select on disabled candidates.

Podium, an online marketplace launched by former Paralympic swimmer Liz Johnson during the lockdown, has its

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HLM’s Sheffield social science hub to be knocked down and restarted

The practice’s £65 million Faculty of Social Science building for the University of Sheffield will be knocked down and restarted after its foundations were found to be inadequate.

Construction started on the 17,000m2 scheme – which HLM said would ‘enhance the faculty’s reputation’ – in the summer of 2019.

But, with the steel and concrete frame complete, main contractor BAM Construction recorded worrying levels of subsidence.

Initially the firm planned to rebuild half the frame to solve the problem but it has now conceded that it will need to knock down the whole structure and restart on new foundations.

Demolition work will last throughout September and October, with completion of the building pushed back 18 months to December 2022.

It is being constructed on a former reservoir at the junction of Northumberland Road and Whitham Road in the South Yorkshire city. It is understood that a complex piling arrangement

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